The Supplemental Patient Safety Monitor (PSM) supports the provision of quality patient care and safety under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) by providing continuous 1:1 or group supervision of patient(s) that have been identified as having risk for: injury to self or others, elopement, falls, or dislodgement of essential lines or tubes. The Supplemental PSM obtains verbal report from and delivers verbal report to the assigned nurse and patient safety assistant (if applicable) and documents sequential events and reports significant changes or observations to a RN. The Supplemental PSM also provides comfort measures and assists with patient care activities that do not interfere with the primary role of continuous/group supervision. The Supplemental PSM has excellent interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication skills, and a positive customer service attitude.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent, CPR/BLS certified by the American Heart Association.
Six months related experience in a home/hospital environment preferred.
Demonstrates the ability to provide a safe patient environment and effectively communicates observed changes in patient behavior/activity to a Registered Nurse.
Special Requirements: Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Bilingual skills preferred but not required, PC and Mathematics
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible and Overtime
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.