UnityPoint Health

Patient Safety Companion-Clinical Staffing

Requisition ID
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Clinical Staffing
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Part Time Days, 16 hrs/week, 7am-3:30pm, every third weekend rotation
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


Patient Safety Companion- Clinical Staffing (Float)

Part-Time 16 hours per week 

Shift: Days 7amm-3:30pm, every 3rd weekend and holiday rotation

Benefits Eligible 


The patient safety companion provides patient monitoring services through direct patient observation in order to provide a safe environment for patients


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 like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance 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/


Patient Safety:
• Provides 1:1 direct observation (in patient’s room) to assigned patient to prevent patient self-injury. Maintains visual observation at all times.
• Participates in collaborative identification of and reporting of patient safety issues.
• Removes any potential safety hazard from patient room and reports findings to nursing staff.
• Promotes diversionary activities as necessary and appropriate
• Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality
• Demonstrates understanding and proficient use of patient monitoring software while functioning as a remote monitoring technician.
• Documents proof of observation on suicide precautions and other safety protocols


Collaborative Care:
• Assists patient with Activities of Daily Living in accordance with job training and in collaboration with health care team. Nursing staff must be notified if patient lifting is required.
• Notifies assigned nursing and support staff on assigned area immediately in case of emergency, or as needed to provide patient care on a routine basis.
• Seeks assistance immediately when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others
• Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patient when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment.
• Notifies nursing and support staff to assist with other necessary activities (toileting, ambulation, etc)
• Coordinates meal and break times with team members and informs team prior to leaving patient room for any reason.


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Previous health care experience preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s): Must possess and maintain valid Basic Life Support (BLS) or obtain certification within three (3) months. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work related reasons.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English, Multicultural sensitivity, Ability to respond appropriately to patient/co-worker, and Maintain confidential information.


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