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Patient Safety Companion (Full Time)

Bloomington Hospital
Date Posted
18 July, 2022
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
334430
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Patient Safety Companion (Full Time)

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Job Description

Overview

This position allows flexibility on shift hours, however there is an every 3rd weekend rotation required. You could be required to sit with 1 specific patient for the length of your shift. It can be busy at times but can also be slower paced at times. This position requires adaptability to the current situation of the patient along with good communication skills to be able to connect with our patients. This position is responsible for giving to the patient care team in the promotion of patient safety! Supports a work environment that promotes safety for patients, staff, and customers. Reports safety concerns or defective equipment. Maintains awareness of safety at all times. Provides continuous observation of assigned patients to promote safety and prevention of injury. Maintains continuous observation as needed, either personally or by safely transferring observation to another team member. Collects and reports data about the patient/family as advised by the registered nurse. Remains alert for, and reports, changes related to patient's safety. Promptly calls for assistance as needed. Documents observations in an appropriate and timely manner. Continuous observation maintained if needed by accompanying the patient to other areas of the facility for testing or treatment. Follows isolation procedures according to the Infection Control policy. Adheres to unit/system policies and procedures.

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QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time while remaining awake, alert and observant.
  • Able to walk for extended time periods.
  • Able to respond and react immediately with unimpeded auditory perception of verbal/vocal instructions.
  • Able to respond and react to visual observation.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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