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Penn Medicine Behavioral Safety Assistant II in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Behavioral Safety Assistant II

  • Job ID :97451

  • Job Category: Clinical Support

  • Specialty Area: Clinical Support

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: Full Time Days 7a-3:30p

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital

  • Location: West Chester, PA

  • Address: 701 E Marshall St

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description :

Something grand is happening here.

For more than 125 years, we've been looking toward the future. Unafraid to embrace the unknown, always willing to bring our best to conquer the next challenge. As part of the region's #1 health system, Chester County Hospital is evolving, growing and changing, while keeping our uniquely compassionate care intact. Bringing expansive technological advancements and access to new treatment options, right here to you. Our hospital is undergoing our largest expansion yet, implementing programmatic innovation to bring new possibilities for all who come to us for care. With 250,000 square feet of progressive design, we're not only building a better space for healing, we're defining the future of medicine in our community. It's one more reason why your life is worth Penn Medicine.

Our Behavioral Safety Assistants provide continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. Assist patients with ADLs and perform AM/PM care as instructed. Assist with basic toileting, basic meal tray set-up and ambulating patients to the bathroom. This includes patients on suicide precautions and patients with compromised judgment pertaining to safety related falls risk, interference with therapeutic equipment and patients who need companions due to state of confusion or agitation.

Minimum Requirements :

Education Training and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent.

Previous training and/or experience in a patient care environment preferred such as medical, behavioral health or clinical assistant or health technician, or patient safety assistant. Ability to understand English. Able to communicate effectively with patients who may have altered mentation or situational awareness. Working knowledge of computer use.

Licensure/Certification

CPR certification required. Must attain this certification during orientation if not certified at time of hire.

Additional Information :

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Penn Medicine http://www.pennmedicine.org/careers/

Live Your Life's Work

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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