Patient Safety Assistant

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.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Graduate or equivalent.

Minimum Experience: 6 months patient care experience in and acute or sub- acute facility or experience working in a hospital environment.

Required Courses/Training

Req. Certification/Licensure: AHA BLS Certification

Requirements: Ability to read, write and converse in English

Preferred Education: High School Graduate or equivalent.

Preferred Courses/Training

Pref. Certification/Licensure: Certification as a Nursing Assistant or completion of a Nursing Assistant program preferred.

Preferred Field of Expertise: Patient Care

Skills:

Aptitude (Req./Pref.): Answer telephones, Coordinate requests and comprehend some medical terminology

Machines/Equip (Req./Pref.):

  • Medical equipment and devices and Patient Call System
  • Contact with patients/families under varied circumstances
  • Likely exposure to infectious, radioactive, or biohazardous agents
  • Likely exposure to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
  • Regularly exposed to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • Subject to situations involving grief processes and related issues
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Eye and face Protection, gown, mask, non-sterile medical gloves and respirator
  • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 pounds)
  • Lifts supplies/equipment

Working / Environmental Conditions:

  • Contact with patients/families under varied circumstances
  • Likely exposure to infectious, radioactive, or biohazardous agents
  • Likely exposure to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
  • Regularly exposed to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • Subject to situations involving grief processes and related issues
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

Req. Protective Equipment:

  • Eye and face Protection, gown, mask, non-sterile medical gloves and respirator

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 pounds)
  • Lifts supplies/equipment

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 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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