PATIENT SITTING-BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY ATTENDANT
Location: Lewes, Delaware
Internal Number: 8087
Summary: Under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, the behavioral health patient safety attendant will provide care to a patient by sitting with and diligently watching the patient while meeting the established criteria in accordance with established methods and procedures of the Medical Center.
High School graduate.
Must read the BBMC Close Observation and Suicidal Patient Protocols and successfully complete the accompanying test. CPI certified.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset Basic Computer skills.
Responsibilities: Patient safety. Consistently and independently maintains a safe, clean environment for patients. Reports maintenance needs. Utilizes universal precautions. Consistently adheres to established BBMC Close Observation Patient and Suicidal Patient Protocols. Continuously observes patients' behavior, mental status and activities, notifies RN of any changes or unusual occurrences. Documentation. Consistently and independently documents patient observation data on the Close Observation Supervision Record. Reports. Gives accurate report to oncoming shift. Aware of changes in patient care plan. Provides patient with explanations as necessary but does not counsel or provide opinions. Demonstrates behaviors in line with our organizational values. Maintains visual observation at all times, dedicates attention to observing patients with no outside distractions. Verbally redirects patients. Immediately summons nursing staff for required patient assistance, reporting any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient. Other duties as assigned. Escorts patients when leaving the unit for activities and scheduled tests. Demonstrates the ability to set limits for patients and other de-escalation techniques.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal
Education: Essential: * High school graduate or equivalent
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.