Patient Safety Monitor

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Jacksonville , IL 62650

Posted 3 weeks ago

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.

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