Patient Safety Companion
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 27, 2023
The Patient Safety Sitter is a temporary entry-level position.
The position exists to provide observation for the patient who
requires close continuous observation for protection from harm.
Employees will report directly to a unit or department leader and
the director provides high level oversight.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *
(25%)* As directed by the RN: provides stand by assistance during
patient ambulation, accompanies the patient when being transported
to other departments; assists the patient with tasks that aren't
required to be performed by the RN or Patient Care Technician such
as assisting with meals if directed by RN. *
(25%)* Maintains a calm, clean, and safe environment. Follows the
appropriate level of safety precautions and PPE utilization while
observing the patient. Maintains confidentiality. *
(20%)* Documents observations accurately and timely as directed by
the RN. *
(20%)* Immediately communicates significant information to the RN
such as changes in the patient's behavior or condition. Follows
emergency procedures in the event of any emergency situation such
as an accident, injury, or significant change in the patient's
(10%)* Remains awake, alert, calm, and professional, staying in
constant view of the patient at all times and focused on the
patient at all times. * Does NOT take independent action(s) with
patients. Tasks must be directed or approved by the RN. Other
duties as assigned by the RN or management leader.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
HS Diploma or GED required.
Computer experience required. Good organizational skills, a team
player and ability to work under high pressure. Ability to exercise
good judgement. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate
successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people
at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and
understandable manner. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven
organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in
Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in
further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling,
reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.
May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent
Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33%
of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the
workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and
constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Patient Safety Companion, Other , Midland, Michigan
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