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Banner Health Patient Safety Associate in Susanville, California

Primary City/State:

Susanville, California

Department Name:

Med/Surg-Hosp

Work Shift:

Varied

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that’s why we work hard every day to make a difference in people’s lives. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people’s lives – and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Susanville is nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy four seasons with a host of year-round recreational opportunities. Explore the 2,700 square miles of public lands, with hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, hunting, camping and off-road recreation activities.

As a Patient Safety Associate at Banner Lassen Medical Center, you will work on an as needed basis, coming into the facility to help provide watch for our patients. You will operate as the eyes and ears for the care team to ensure our patients remain safe. This role is an as needed position, with the possibility of being asked to come in during all days and hours of the week. If you like making a real difference in the lives of our patients, while also being a part of a close-knit team that feels more like family, this role is for you - apply today!

Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefits to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

Located in Susanville in northeast California, Banner Lassen Medical Center offers comprehensive care in a state-of-the-art facility to aid in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. Our 25-bed medical center has a proud history of providing vital caring to the community since 1883. Though we are a small community hospital, we have invested in the latest medical equipment, including a 16-slice CT scanner, nuclear medicine, MRI, ultrasound, bone density, mammography and CAD. The hospital also offers infusion and oncology therapy, respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary services as well as laboratory services, inpatient and outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department. Away from work, you'll find that our location at the foot of the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains offers an unlimited variety of recreational activities, including fishing, camping, golfing, hiking and skiing.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position provides oversight to a patient or a group of patients. This position is responsible to communicate with the Registered Nurse (RN) upon arrival, departure and as appropriate throughout the shift. The RN will provide instruction to this position as to the expectations and any pertinent patient information. Will ensure the environment is safe and secure at all times. Is aware of the patient’s code status and pertinent restrictions and report any issues or concerns to the RN.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Follows a plan communicated by the RN when providing support services to patients.

  2. Communicates the services provided to the patient with the supervisor/Registered Nurse.

  3. Communicates changes in the patient’s condition, environment or situation to the RN.

  4. May practice de-escalation techniques and intervene early with approved diversional activities

  5. This position is accountable to provide observation, diversion, and communication to ensure a safe environment. The position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to a variety of internal and external customers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Basic Cardiac Life Support, mandatory safety, hazardous materials, and infection control in-services will be included in orientation and required on a periodic basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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