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Patient Safety Attendant PRN-Float Pool

Company: The Medical Center of Aurora
Location: Aurora
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Job Description:


Hourly Wage Estimate: $17.40 - $22.04 / hour
Learn more about the benefits offered for this job.

The estimate displayed represents the typical wage range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range.

Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.

Position Summary:  The Patient Safety Attendant performs assigned tasks and activities according to skill level and patient needs as assessed by the Registered Nurse (RN).  The Patient Safety Attendant supports nursing personnel in providing safety monitoring/ assistance to patients.



·         Remains at bedside of assigned patient at all times unless relieved by an appropriate staff member.

·         Maintains visual observations at all times. Accompanies patient when diagnostic testing is required.

·         Assists in calming and/or reorienting patient in cases of agitation or confusion.

·         Immediately reports any potentially dangerous behavior or concerning conversations to the nurse.

·         Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance, control, or other nursing interventions or exhibits unusual behavior or verbalizations.

·         Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others.

·         Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues.

·         Assures patient environment safe. Removes visible hazards and/or broken equipment from immediate environment and reports as appropriate.

·         Assists with keeping patient's room clean, safe and orderly.

·         Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patient when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment.

·         Arranges meal break times with nurse and informs nurse prior to leaving patient for any reason in order that relief is provided to ensure constant patient observation. Patient is to not be left alone.

·         Assists patient with ordering dietary tray, setting up of patient's meal trays, basic positioning of patient and ambulation if patient is stable and gait has been previously determined safe by assigned staff nurse.

·         May assist with ADLs, if deemed competent.

·         May assist the PCT or RN with ambulation if directed to by the RN.

·         Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to Charge Nurse/RN

·         Maintains documentation of patient throughout shift per hospital policy/guidelines.

The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive three-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is a 346-bed acute care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado. The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of six campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spalding Rehabilitation at P/SL, and a medical office building at Green Valley Ranch. The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, and has an affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children as well as the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. The Medical Center of Aurora has received seven consecutive ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2016 - Spring 2019), was Colorado’s only hospital to receive the Leapfrog Top General Hospital designation two years in a row (2016, 2017), was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015, 2017-2018, 2018-2019), and was named to Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals, putting TMCA in the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes. The Medical Center of Aurora is proud to be a part of the HealthONE system of hospitals.

Highlights about The Medical Center of Aurora: 

o    Metro Denver's first community hospital to earn Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. 

o    Primary Stroke Certification (The Medical Center of Aurora). 

o    Two accredited Chest Pain Centers (Main Campus and Centennial Medical Plaza). 

o    Ranked the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Hospital Rankings. 

o    Level II Trauma Center at our Main Campus. 

o    Level III NICU at our Main Campus. 

o    Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award Recipient for 2013-2016. 

o    State-of-the-art Heart Care Tower on Main Campus. 

o    Community Hospital Cancer Program accreditation from American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. 

o    NAPBC-accredited Breast Cancer Care Center.

o    Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children affiliation. 

o    Affiliate of HealthONE, Denver’s largest healthcare system


This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza of optimizing quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person.   


The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza/ Spalding Rehabilitation Center (TMCA) expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community.  The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.


Position Requirements:


Licensure/Certification/Registration: BLS required.

Education:  High school diploma or GED required.

  Experience:  Six months Patient Safety Attendant experience preferred.


Special Qualifications:  General knowledge of basic clinical practices, procedures, and standards.  Ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care along with good interpersonal skills.  Ability to critically think through situations.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, employee discount programs and employee stock purchase programs. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.


If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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