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UnityPoint Health Patient Safety Companion in Waterloo, Iowa

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.

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.

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.

Requisition ID: 2020-80125

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Posting Minimum: USD $12.00/Hr.

Name: NursingFloat-Resource- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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