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Berkshire Health Systems Patient Safety Specialist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • The Patient Safety Specialist (PSS) functions as an integral member of the care team. The PSS provides direct patient care and is responsible for patient safety in accordance with the policies and procedures of Berkshire Medical Center. The major role of the PSS is to conduct floor watch and ensure patients physical and emotional wellbeing. The PSS is responsible to attempt de escalation and assumes the lead role in safety situations that occur on the Unit.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless specifically stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • Patient care experience preferred.

  • Education and Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Completion of a nursing assistant course preferred.

  • Be Smart/ Be Safe Safety Training.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • C.N.A.-Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.

  • CPR certification is required within 3 months of hire.

  • Other Requirements:

  • Ability to speak, read and write the English language in an understandable manner.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Strong verbal communication, computer and documentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess potentially violent situations and safely restrain patient and/or visitors when needed.

  • Must be able to react calmly and quickly to diffuse unpredictable situations that may involve physical confrontation.

  • Other Addendum(s) Requirements:

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