Patient Safety Companion- Toledo

Mercy Health Toledo , OH 43601

Posted 2 months ago

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Job Summary:

The Patient Safety Companion works under the direction of the manager and/or their designee. He or she is to

observe and assist with keeping patients safe.

Patient Safety Companions are utilized as an alternative to restraints.

Job Accountabilities:

1.Maintains the patient's safety to prevent falls, keep medical tubes and IV's intact.

2.Protects the patient's dignity at all times.

3.Contacts nursing staff immediately of any concern regarding the patient's condition.

4.Ensures that nursing staff will sit with patient during all periods out of the room (breaks

or lunch).

5.Provides comfort such as blanket, pillow, etc.

6.Prepares patient for meals, feeds patient and other fluids as appropriate after checking

with nursing staff.

7.Observes standard precautions and aseptic techniques.

8.Provides friendly assistance to patient's family members and visitors.

9.Acts as a liaison and support person for family members.



  1. Communicates all pertinent patient information to the nursing staff.

  2. Helps nursing staff assist patient to the bathroom if requested.

  3. Helps nursing staff to turn patients if requested.

  4. Seeks assistance appropriately.

  5. Uses calming, healing methods such as reading, music, relaxation techniques, etc..

  6. May sit with two (2) patients in a semi-private room when delegated by the nurse.

  7. When a STNA or HCA is assigned as a Patient Safety Companion during his/her regular


shift, the employee must function to the full level of the regular job description.

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma/GED (required)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous patient encounter experience.

  • Customer friendly.

Knowledge and skill required to perform the job :

  • Follows detailed written and oral instructions.

  • Completes specific, routine tasks.

  • Requires basic reading, writing, or simple arithmetic skills.

  • May operate basic equipment/machinery.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We'll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

36

Work Shift:

All (United States of America)

Department:

Nursing Administration

  • Toledo Regional Office

  • Nursing Pool

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health

  • Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours

  • Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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