Supplemental Patient Safety Monitor (PSM)
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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.
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.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Bilingual skills preferred but not required, PC and Mathematics
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible and Overtime
Basic office and bedside equipment (PC, telephone, nurse call system, bed, bedside table, etc.)