UnityPoint Health

Patient Safety Companion

Requisition ID
2022-108451
Category
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Salary Minimum
USD $15.81/Hr.
City
Waterloo
Department
NursingFloat-Resource- Logan
State
IA
FTE
0.6
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
48/11p-7a
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint - Allen Hospital 

Part-Time: 2300-0730; 3x a week; weekend/holiday rotation

 

Provides patient monitoring services through direct patient observation in order to provide a safe environment for patients. In situations where there are not patients for direct observation, would provide tele monitoring for the Telesetter system.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides 1:1 direct observation (sitter in patient’s room) to assigned patient to prevent patient self- injury.
  • Accesses assigned nursing/nursing support staff on assigned area immediately in case of emergency or as needed to provide patient care on routine basis.
  • Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others.
  • Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit/work area and upon completion of shift assignment. 
  • Coordinates meal and break times with team and informs appropriate team members prior to leaving monitoring station for any reason to ensure constant patient observation.
  • Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues.
  • Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room.  Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.
  • Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to Charge Nurse.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent. Basic or advanced nursing assistant or equivalent course preferred.
  • Previous healthcare experience preferred.
  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.
  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
  • Customer/patient focused.
  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the appropriate care to a patient population based on the patients individualized treatment plan as delegated by the Registered Nurse. 
  • Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter software. Maintains visual observation at all times. 
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and department safety programs.
  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service.

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