Patient Safety Aide - IP Central Monitoring Services - Days/Evenings

York, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 75820

 

Full Time (72 Hours Biweekly)

Day/Evening Shift (7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Every 3rd weekend, 1 major and 1 minor holiday per year

 

Inpatient Central Monitoring Services (IP CMS) is a system-based, remote surveillance team that monitors ECG/EKGs, pulse oximetry, and other vital signs.  IP CMS also provides tele-sitting (video monitoring) services.  IP CMS is committed to standardizing and improving telemetry and video monitoring services to improve patient outcomes.

 

General Summary:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager or designated RN, this role serves to protect our patients who are impulsive and at risk for falls and other injuries/complications. This is an indirect, clinical employee who serves as a patient observer to assist in the prevention of falls and deter impulsive behaviors.  The observation is done through the use of video monitoring. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Maintains patient safety by preventing falls and injury due to impulsiveness.
  2. Applies principles of caring and healing in interactions with patients and families and with colleagues.
  3. Provides for patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  4. Monitors patient environment in a safety concerns.
  5. Visualization of patient is required throughout assignment. The sitter should be monitoring to respond to quickly to the patient’s needs and safety.
  6. Must be always present and mindful of the patient and environment at all times.
  7. Observant of the patient’s activity and behavior and communicates on a regular basis to the nurse or nursing assistant. Reports any pertinent observations to the RN/NA. Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include information regarding the patient’s identified care needs.
  8. Communicate professionally and demonstrates respect for patient, families/significant other and other healthcare members.
  9. Offers support and feedback to peers and staff. 
  10. Documents required information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 Months
    • Nursing Assistant, Nursing Student or EMT Experience Preferred
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Preferred Courses:
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in Health Care
  • Required Certification:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification; Child Abuse Clearances
  • Required Courses/Training:
    • WellSpan High Risk Observation Training Class (in person training) or per entity requirement
    • EPIC Training
  • Skills:
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are essential

 


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