Patient Safety Aide - Emergency Department - York Hospital - PRN- Nights (PSA212N)
Wellspan Health System
 York, PA

Patient Safety Aide

York Hospital, Emergency Department

PRN- Nights

On Call As Needed

General Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager or designated RN supervisor, attends patients at risk for falls and/or at risk for pulling out IV lines/tubes, in order to avoid the use of restraints. Provides simple assistance such as ambulation, simple toileting, repositioning and assistance with feeding/fluids. Participates in the provision of diversional activities such as playing cards, board games, reorientation, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Attends patients at risk for falls and/or at risk for pulling out IV lines/tubes, in order to avoid the use of restraints.

2 Provides simple assistance such as ambulation, simple toileting, repositioning and assistance with feeding/fluids.

3 Participates in the provision of diversional activities such as playing cards, board games, reorientation, etc.

Department Description:

York Hospital is a Level I trauma center as well as a comprehensive stroke and chest pain accredited center. The newly renovated ED has 54 treatment spaces, a 3 bed Trauma Bay, and a secure unit for Behavioral Health patients. The department is staffed with Registered Nurses, who are assisted by Emergency Nursing Assistants and Emergency Clinical Assistants. The ED uses Lean Daily Management for process improvement, utilizes a robust Shared Decision Making model for practice initiatives and changes and uses self-scheduling to help staff maintain work/life balance.

Required Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Must work cooperatively with other team members within the department
  • Current experience in a hospital or clinical setting providing patient care and/or observation services is preferred. May consider other relevant experience involving care of the elderly, disabled and/or in incapacitated, children, etc., as well as other community volunteer/service experience
  • Requires the ability to successfully complete the on-the-job training