Patient Care Attendant - Lifespan

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 11/04/2021 Industry: Healthcare Services/Human Services Job Number: 2736

Job Description

 Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is recruiting candidates for Lifespan. Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’s Future at the end of this job description. 

JOB TITLE: Patient Care Attendant
LOCATION: RI Hospital 
HOURS: Part Time, Per Diem

Under the general direction of the Registered Nurse, observes assigned patients and reports observations that may place the patient at risk for injury (intentional or unintentional harm) as well as changes in the patient’s cognitive and mental status. Assists in promoting a safe and caring patient environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Observes patient’s activities and reports abnormal behavior actions (mood and mental status changes, verbal and non-verbal) to a supervisor. 
  • Communicates with patients to provide social interaction.
  • Assists in promoting a safe and caring patient environment.
  • Observes patient rights.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Maintains patient privacy.
  • Follows hospital policy and procedures regarding patient and staff safety practices.
  • Both jobs are union and (for the most part) would be part of float pools throughout Pediatric and Adult units across RIH/Hasbro.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High School graduate or its equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to converse and socialize with patient.
  • Ability to follow instruction and observe safety precautions.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer preferred.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Works in a normal patient care environment.
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases while in the presence of a patient; however, chance of injury are minimized by the adherence to established infection control procedures.

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future website at Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Lifespan will make the final hiring decisions. 


Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the hiring process.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

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