Patient Safety Associate Per Diem - #494843

Banner Health

Date: 10/14/2021 11:30 AM

City: Susanville, California

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Primary City/State:

Susanville, California

Department Name:

Emergency Ctr-Hosp

Work Shift:


Job Category:

Clinical Care

Additional Job Description

Great careers are built at Banner Health. We understand that talented health care professionals appreciate having options. We are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices throughout our network of facilities. Apply today, 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. Click here to view the Susanville town and surrounding area

In this Patient Safety Associate role at Banner Lassen Medical Center, you will work alongside our clinical staff in the ER and on the units to provide direct observation of patients. This Patient Safety Assistant role is a per diem position, with no guarantee of shift or hours, helping provide coverage as needed in the department. If you like working alongside a great team, while making an impact in the lives of our patients, this role is for you - apply today!

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


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


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

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day

NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager








Banner Health Leadership will strive to uphold the mission, values, and purpose of the organization. They will serve as role models for staff and act in a people-centered, service excellence-focused, and results-oriented manner


IP - Typical Indirect Patient Care Environment: (CSPD Instrument Technician, Lab Technician, Pharmacist)

Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently

May be required to lift up to 75 pounds

Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids

Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone

May require periodic to frequent use of personal computer

Off-site travel may be required


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


Additional related education and/or experience preferred

DATE APPROVED 12/08/2013

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