Patient Safety Assistant

Requisition ID: 10223

Job Title: Patient Safety Assistant

Shift:Per Diem / Nights

Union: SEIU UHW-W

Hourly Range: $13.450-$20.176

Department: Nursing Administration

Location: Duarte, CA

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

The Patient Safety Assistant is an individual who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to provide one-on-one safety assistance for patient whom alternatives or restraints may not be adequate or appropriate.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides accurate, reliable, courteous and timely services to all customers.
  • Delivers only the following patient care in a manner consistent with the scope of practice of their

discipline and the standards established by City of Hope as expressed in the plans for provision of

care and policies and procedures, under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse:

  • Observes the patient continuously with the patient in full view
  • Ensure that patient does not pull or dislodge lines, tubes, & dressing
  • Assist patient up to the commode and/or bathroom
  • Assist with turning and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) with PCA presence in patient room.
  • Assist in re-orienting confused/disoriented patients as needed.
  • Never leaves the patient-utilizes the call light in the patient room for all relief or assistance as needed
  • Provides diversional activity for the patient as appropriate, i.e., card playing, conversation,reading, music, DVD's etc.
  • Demonstrates competence to their role and function in high risk or problem prone behaviors
  • Maintains current knowledge and awareness of organizational and regulatory standards, policies and procedures that pertain to this position.
  • Participates in a collaborative, empowered work environment as demonstrated through teamwork.
  • Effectively communicates with all customers and team members to meet organizational goals and to provide customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills through attendance and participation in organizations and departmental meetings and continuing education activities as applicable.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by appropriate and timely use of organizational resources.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement activities to continuously improve service delivery.
  • Demonstrates City of Hope values in individual work performance.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • 6 months patient care experience in and acute or sub- acute facility or experience working in a hospital environment.
  • AHA BLS Certification
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English
  • Preferred Education: High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Pref. Certification/Licensure: Certification as a Nursing Assistant or completion of a Nursing Assistant program preferred.
  • Preferred Field of Expertise: Patient Care

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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