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McLaren Health Care Patient Safety Associate in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Description

Dept: MAC Clinical Support Services

Hours per pay period: 40

Schedule: 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Position Summary:

Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned

patient(s). Summons the RN if the

patient requires assistance or other nursing interventions. Knowledgeable of and compliant with patient

confidentiality and related medical center policies .

Essential Functions andResponsibilities:

  1. Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse toinclude information regarding the patient’s identified care needs,diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as any specialconsideration (NPO, bed alarms, etc.).

  2. Positions self in patient room at bedside to maintainconstant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient aloneor out of sight unless specifically instructed by the nurse.

  3. Obtains instruction from nurse regarding ambulationlimitations and course of action for redirection of patient if needed.

  4. May not transport patient for testing and proceduresoff the unit but must accompany and remain within arm’s length of patientunless otherwise directed by the person performing the test or procedure.

  5. Providesfor patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction.Maintains patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.

  6. Functionscooperatively as a team member. Respondsas directed by responsible nurse to changing patients'/unit's needs. During a patient or environmental emergency,may serve as a runner or transport patients as directed.

  7. Communicates in a professional manner and demonstratesrespect for patient, families/significant other and other health caremembers.

  8. Accuratelyand legibly records data collected and notifies RN of any untoward events,i.e., behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc.

  9. Performsother related duties as required and directed.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • No prior work experience isrequired

Preferred:

  • One year of prior work experience inAcute care/Medical experience preferred

EqualOpportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Technical

Primary Location: Michigan-Mount Clemens-Mt Clemens Reg Med Center

Employee Status Regular

Shift Evening Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Part-time

Req ID: 20008416

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