Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

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

Equipment Operated:
Basic office and bedside equipment (PC, telephone, nurse call system, bed, bedside table, etc.)

Application Instructions

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