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Casual Safety Sitters - Inpatient Behavioral Health

  • Job ID: 210001OT
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Divine Provid
  • Department: DPH-IP BEHAVIORAL HLTH5S
  • Location: , Williamsport PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15 to $22.46 / hour

Description

Are you looking for your next opportunity within the healthcare field?  Are you looking for a job where you can have a direct impact on patients' lives?  Are you caring, compassionate and honest?  UPMC Susquehanna - Divine Providence is currently hiring casual Safety Sitters, and this may be perfect for you!

As a Safety Sitter in Inpatient Behavioral Health, you will ensure that our patients are safe from harm.  We're looking for candidates with broad availability who are able to work at least 36 hours every six weeks.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides diversion activities to patient as needed to assure safety.
  • Works under the direction of the RN to observe patient behavior and maintain patient safety and communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Maintains an uninterrupted line of sight with the patient at all times.
  • Provides comfort measures to patient as needed to assure safety; e.g. additional pillow placement,drink of water as appropriate, repositioning of extremities on request, etc.
  • Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. Commit to high quality,safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety. Report serious events/incidents per policy.
  • Improve the patient experience through the use of a rounding routine.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E.2. Be an ambassador for Susquehanna Health. Provide the best C.A.R.E.2 for our patients no matter what.
  • Reports any activity outside of established parameters to assigned RN.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required.  All necessary training is provided.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life &emdash; because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct