Safety Attendant (Nursing Students only)

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Dec 22, 2020
Ref
2000023X
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
TOP 7 CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN THE NATION. U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll. Children's National is a Magnet® designated hospital and the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000+ employees provides world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind.

We're more than just a hospital; we're a health system for kids.

We have a great opening and would love to see your application! We are looking for Nursing Students currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program able to work a shift a week as Safety Attendant on our inpatient nursing units!

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Safety Attendant will provide 1:1 observation, assist to provide care and prevent the patient from harm. Will assist with the patient's care based on valid competencies.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Enrolled in an accredited Nursing Program or comparable clinical healthcare program (Required)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Previous pediatric or child care experience (Preferred)

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Activities
1. Provide diversion activities and conversations that are distracting and therapeutic.
2. Engage in age specific play activities that are distracting and therapeutic (i.e. board games, card games, painting, reading); reinforce positive behavior.
3. Provide support as outlined in the plan of care.
4. Assist in activities of daily living, including but not limited to washing, toileting, position changes and assistance with meals.

Patient Safety
1. Keep room clean and tidy .
2. Maintain a calm environment.
3. Act in the role of Patient Service Associate when cross-trained and no safety attendants needed.
4. Adhere to principles of pediatric safety to ensure a safe environment for patients through use of handrails, seatbelts, patient accessibility to call bell, etc.
5. Maintain standard precautions as ordered for patient.
6. Report safety hazards to staff (i.e. broken furniture/broken equipment).

Communication
1. Report pertinent patient information and call for assistance if the patient develops destructive behaviors i.e. pulling lines.
2. With RN establish priorities for individual patient; communicate with team members to establish priority tasks.
3. Maintain regular communication with RN related to assigned duties and patient behavior; perform activities within prescribed scope and seek clarification when needed.
4. Confer with RN when confronted with unfamiliar patient care issue.
5. The use of the personal cell phone and ear bud is prohibited when sitting and/or watching a patient

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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