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Patient Safety Monitor, Inpatient

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Website Memorial Health

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs tasks and direct observation of patients and colleagues to support a safe patient care environment.

GED/high school diploma preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to follow written and verbal directions.

1. Maintains the safety and security of the patient.

  • Provides continuous observation and documentation for patients at risk for self-harm, elopement, or injury, as delegated by the RN. Under no circumstances is the patient to be left unattended.
  • Instructs patient to remain in bed or chair at all times until assistance arrives, as delegated by the RN.
  • Calls out for assistance and/or utilizes call light for assistance in de-escalating patient and addressing at-risk behaviors.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance to the nurse.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Performs other related work as required or requested.

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