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Estimated Pay $16 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Jefferson, North Carolina

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Job Description
Salary: Pay commensurate with experience.

At Ashe Memorial Hospital, we are driven by our Mission Statement, "To meet the needs of the community by delivering patient-centered, high quality health care."

 

Ashe Memorial Hospital is proud to be Voted Ashe's Best Place to Work 2022 & 2023! Come be a part of our dynamic team; you'll join Ashe's 2022 & 2023 Best Hospital, Best Surgeon, Best Physician, Best Nurse, and Best Medical Practice!  This is your opportunity to make a large difference in a small community!


Hours: Vary, PRN (as needed) Sun. - Sat. | No Supervisory Responsibilities | No Travel | Pay commensurate with experience

 

PRN position in the Emergency Department


Our Nursing team member’s primary goal is to provide the most remarkable patient experience while providing professional care to patients and families.  The Safety Attendant provides close, continuous, constant observation of selected patients for the purpose of identifying behaviors which are potentially hazardous to self or others in accordance with facility policies and procedures and reports needs and concerns to licensed nurse.  Performs all work with accordance to the mission, visions, and values of Ashe Memorial Hospital (AMH).


Minimum Requirements


Experience: Previous hospital experience, preferred.


Licenses/Certifications:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Current BLS certification.


Essential Functions: Safety Attendants provide direct patient care under the supervision of the RN. In addition to close, continuous, constant patient observation, responsibilities of the Safety Attendant include (but are not limited to):

  1. Provide close, continuous, constant observation of assigned patients.
  2. Cleans equipment according to policy and returns it to appropriate area.
  3. Completes all required paperwork according to departmental guidelines.
  4. Identifies patient care needs and appropriately notifies nurse.
  5. Maintains a safe and clean working environment.
  6. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies.
  7. Transports patients, using wheelchairs; Assists with ambulation.
  8. Documents, monitors and reports symptoms and changes in patient status.
  9. Maintains confidentiality of patient records.
  10. Communicate effectively with patients, families and other team members.
  11. Interacts professionally and treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  12. Maintains a good working relationship both within the nursing department and throughout the organization.
  13. Demonstrates a positive attitude toward patient care assignments.
  14. Seeks guidance from RN in uncertain situations.
  15. Functions as an effective team member.
  16. Checks patient identification prior to providing care.
  17. Completes annual employment requirements such as annual employee health and AMH Healthy and Safety Inservice commonly referred to as ADI.
  18. Maintains regulatory requirements and CPR certification.
  19. Adheres to the attendance policy.
  20. Utilizes Kronos system correctly to accurately record working hours.
  21. Attends scheduled staff meetings and in-services.
  22. Adheres to the Studer AIDET customer services principles:  Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You


Must be willing to receive all required vaccinations (i.e., flu shot, etc.). All new employees working must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment (unless the new hire has requested and received an exemption). Candidates for employment will be notified of this policy requirement prior to the start of employment. After receiving an offer of employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption before beginning work.


To apply, please fill out an application, attach a cover letter, and resume. Include gaps in employment and reasons for separation.

Criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen required upon conditional job offer.

 

***Benefits apply the 1st of the month following employment, per policy.***

*For full job description and benefits, please contact Human Resources.

 

Ashe Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by local, state, and federal regulations will be observed.