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Patient Safety Attendant - Central Sitter Resource Office

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 19048
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2024

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Job Description


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About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Central Sitter Resource Office

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.900000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 12HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-7P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No


The Patient Safety Attendant works under the direction of the Nurse Manager and under the direct supervision of the Professional Registered Nurse or delegated Licensed Practical Nurse to observe a patient for harmful and/or dangerous behaviors. This position is an important component of the continuum of care as is provided to maintain the safety and protect the well-being of patients at-risk for injury. The observation and care activities are individualized for each patient at the direction of the medical staff. The Patient Safety Attendant is also responsible for completing a variety of departmental specific tasks to assist with optimal department safety and functioning. Actively participates as a member of the treatment team.

1. Works under the direction of the Professional Registered Nurse or delegated Licensed Practical Nurse to observe patient behavior and maintain patient safety.
2. Competently performs a variety of patient care activities to meet the daily personal needs and comfort of the patient.
3. Actively observes the patient at all times and maintains an uninterrupted line of sight with the patient.
4. Maintains patient safety at all times.
5. Reports any and all activity outside of established parameters to the Nurse Manager, Professional Registered Nurse, delegated Licensed Practical Nurse, or Nursing Assistant.
6. Follows suicide precautions and guidelines for patients who are on Suicide Precautions.
7. Appropriately communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
8. Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team performance.
9. Demonstrates a daily commitment to the mission, vision and values of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
10. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with all members of the patient care team.
11. Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction.
12. Continues personal development to enhance personal growth on an annual basis.



* High School Diploma

Other information:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Licensure / Certification: American Heart Association HS (Heart Saver) required. BLS Healthcare Provider accepted as well. Experience: None required. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. Performs other duties as assigned. Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".

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