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Patient Safety Monitor

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Overview
Under supervision of the registered nurse or designee, performs tasks and direct observations of patients and colleagues to minimize safety risks in the patient care environment and/or overall organization.

Qualifications
Education:

  • GED/high school diploma preferred. Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.

      Responsibilities
      Maintains the safety and security of patients at high risk for safety events.
      • Provides continuous observation and documentation for patients at risk for self-harm, elopement, or injury, as delegated by the RN. These include patients that are suicidal, high fall risk, exhibiting threatening behaviors or experiencing symptoms of dementia or confusion, etc. Under no circumstances is a patient on continuous observation to be left unattended. Visual contact at all times must be maintained.
      • Calls out for assistance and/or utilizes call light for assistance in de-escalating patient and addressing at-risk behaviors. Instructs patient to remain in bed or chair at all times until assistance arrives.
      • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance to the RN.
      • Follows safety checklists as appropriate and assists with ensuring an ongoing safe environment for a patient on continuous observation.
      • Assists with documenting adherence to safety checks as directed by the RN. Enforces adherence to infection prevention precautions for patients, colleagues, and visitors.
        • Follows hospital policies to prevent the transmission of infections.
        • Sets up patient room with appropriate signage and PPE supplies.
        • Observes donning and doffing of PPE for all personnel entering and exiting the patient room.
        • Maintain record of all colleagues entering and exiting the patient room.
        • Assures equipment is cleaned and maintained per policy between patient encounters.
        • Assists with coordinating movement of a COVID-19 positive or presumptive positive patient. Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital.
          • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
          • Meets punctuality and attendance expectations.
          • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
          • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
          • Interacts with patient/visitors and others in a courteous and respectful manner.
          • May serve as an entrance screener or in other safety-related roles as directed by supervisor. Performs other related work as required or requested.

            Associated topics: climate, clinical, emr, environmental, health, nursing, physician, risk, safe, treatment

Keywords: Memorial Health, Decatur , Patient Safety Monitor, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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