Patient Sitter in Miami Beach, FL at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/11/2020

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Job Description

Patient Safety Technician (Sitter)

Shifts: Day and Nights available

As Mount Sinai continues to grow, so does our legacy of caring.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is proud to be South Florida's hospital of choice for great medicine. With more than 4000 employees, 500 volunteers, 670 beds, 26 operating suites and more than 650 physicians and 950 nurses. Mount Sinai is South Florida's largest private independent not-for-profit teaching hospital. It takes the contribution of many individuals to make Mount Sinai the world-class institution it is today. As a team we have focused our efforts on assuring that our patients receive high quality medical care.

We are looking for a qualified Patient Safety Technicians (PST) to provide daily assistance to patients. You will help them with their basic needs and collaborate with medical professionals to achieve excellent patient care. A Patient Safety Technician is a committed and compassionate professional. They have great interpersonal skills and ability to create a supportive environment. We expect you to be trained in patient care as well as various clinical tasks. The goal is to facilitate the recovery of the ill and injured by providing them critical everyday assistance.

Job Duties: 
• Observes patient one-on-one to ensure comfort and safety. 
• Consistently monitors patient's personal needs, recognizes and reports observations to the primary/charge nurse as required.
• Communicates with patient and / or family to understand patient's needs and wants.
• Calls code assist when necessary.
• Independently identifies potentially unsafe environments for the patient; proactively takes initiative to prevent or resolve through appropriate channels or chain of command.
• Adapts and utilizes available resources to maintain quality services as position demands require. Within accepted standards, adjusts work procedures to meet the patient's changing requirements.
• Creatively pursues quality improvements to increase patient satisfaction.
• Practices good interpersonal skills, especially listening skills to interact with the patient and / or the family.
• Maintains appropriate and positive communication with the patient and / or family. Recognizes patient's needs and adapts communication style as necessary.
• Assists with basic patient needs that do not require further formal training (i.e. feeding the patient).
• Conducts all interactions in a confidential manner. Selectively shares patient knowledge to assist in the delivery of quality services.
• Remains awake and alert through the complete assignment.
• Attends in-services specific to the area of assignment.
• Consistently supports departmental PI policies and procedures.
• Manages own time in a productive and reliable manner. Initiates and completes work assignments on time, adapts to change and meets departmental standards relating to time and attendance.
• Promotes departmental and organizational objectives by providing cooperative and courteous service to patients, families, visitors, physicians, and all external customers.
• Completion of Nursing Assistant program is preferred.
• Prior healthcare and patient sitting experience preferred. CPR certification required.
We Offer: 
• An excellent, team focused work environment with opportunity for professional growth
• Competitive salary 
• Savings plan with company match
• A variety of health, dental and vision plans
• On-site childcare, tuition reimbursement, and much more!