Massachusetts Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Beth Israel Lahey Health Patient Safety Assistant in Milton, Massachusetts

Job Type: Per Diem

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Rotating (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Beth Israel Deaconess Milton is committed to improving the health of our community by providing exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect.

This position is per diem, with day, evening, night, and weekend shifts available.

Beth Israel Deaconess Milton is seeking a Patient Safety Assistant to create and maintain an environment of safety for patients at risk of injury and/or self harm by providing continuous observation of patient. Additionally, acts as a support to the health care team as needed.


Under the general management and supervision of the Nurse Manager and/or direction of the Registered Nurse, performs a variety of activities that include, but are not limited to,

Direct and continuous observation of patient at a distance no greater than arm’s length from patient.

Participates in patient rounding as and when directed by the Registered Nurse

Ensures clutter free environment for patient: call light within reach, clearing bedside tables to receive meals, ensuring patient’s required belongings are stored appropriately

Answers call lights and ensures patient care issues are directed to the Registered Nurse participates in care cart rounds

Restocking department supplies and precautions stations

Assist with and/or perform transportation of patients

Clean patient equipment following the designated process

Communicates any and all changes in patient behavior to the Registered Nurse

Involved as directed with quality improvement studies and activities specific to the unit.

Considers specific cultural beliefs and practices when caring for patients. Utilizes interpreter services for patients with limited English proficiency

Performs all duties in accordance with safety and other laws, rules and regulations as set forth by appropriate regulatory and governmental agencies and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policy and procedure.

Adheres to standard precautions.

Actively participates in unit-based Q.I. studies and/or unit meetings.

Attends and/or participates in in-house or outside training programs to improve and augment skills and knowledge.

Employee maintains competencies (position specific and hospital-wide) required for the specific patient population served.

Performs all duties in accordance with safety and other laws, rules, and regulations set forth by appropriate regulatory and government agencies and in accordance with established department and hospital policies and procedures.

May be required to perform similar or related duties as may be necessary on an emergency basis or as designated by the department manager or supervisor.


Minimum Education: High School graduate/GED or equivalent

Certification: Basic Life Support current certification required

A Physical Abilities Job Description is a component of this Job Description.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This list is not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Description:

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled