Safety Companion

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University of Maryland Medical System
Published
April 27, 2022
Location
Easton, Maryland
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SH Safety Companion

Job ID: 97319

Area of Interest: Nursing Support

Location: Easton,MD US

Hours of Work: 7p-7a

Job Facility: UM Shore Regional Health

Employment Type: Supplemental/Per Diem

Shift: ROTATING

What You Will Do:

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of an RN, provides direct patient observation only for the purpose of maintaining patient safety.  Assists in the provision of a safe and clean environment. Promotes the therapeutic milieu and the efficiency of the nursing team. Supports System and Nursing Strategic Plans, Relationship-Based Care, and Shared Leadership.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  1. Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include information regarding the patient’s identified care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as instructions regarding any special consideration (NPO, bed alarms, ambulation limitations, and appropriate redirection techniques).
  2. Obtains verbal report from previous Safety Companion/ staff member that has been caring for the patient to provide information to include patient preferences, behaviors, and concerns.
  3. Notifies the Charge Nurse or primary RN prior to leaving the room at any time, in order for alternative coverage to be provided.
  4. Observant of the patient’s activity and behavior and communicates on a regular basis to the Charge Nurse/ primary RN. Receives direction from the nurse.
  5. Notifies the primary RN changes in the condition of the patient.
  6. Immediately intervenes if the patient is attempting an unsafe activity such as; climbing out of bed, attempting to ambulate without assistance, pulling at lines/ tubes, and displaying aggressive behaviors.
  7. Provides for patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction.  Maintains patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.
  8. During a patient or environmental emergency, may serve as a runner or transport patients as directed.
  9. Communicates in a professional manner and demonstrates respect for patient, families/significant other and other health care members; strives to achieve excellence of service as described in UMSRH HEART training program.
  10. Offers support and feedback to peers and staff.  Applies principles of caring and healing in interactions with patients and families and with colleagues.
  11. Accurately and legibly records data collected on the observation flow sheet, and notifies RN of any untoward events, i.e., behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc.
  12. Seeks and supports opportunities for professional growth and development, and completes annual competencies and education modules within deadline dates.
  13. Complies with all hospital rules, regulations, nursing standards and complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations.
  14. Verbalizes understanding and responsibilities during all UMSRH Emergency codes.
  15. Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information.  Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.
  16. Performs related duties as assigned.

What You Need to Be Successful:

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:

High school graduate or equivalent preferred. The employee in this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe environment and therapeutic milieu based on the age of the patients served.  He/she must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to communicate observed changes in behavior / activity to the registered nurse.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

What do you like most about living/working on the Eastern Shore?

 

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Hi, everybody, my name is Jess Fluharty, and I'm the director of emergency services here for Shore Regional Health. What I like most about living and working on the eastern shore is the proximity that I am to all kinds of exciting things. I'm an hour from the ocean and I'm also an hour from the city, and also right here in my backyard, we have water activities that are all available. So if boating or fishing or crabbing or anything that has to do with the water, this area is probably for you.

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Hi, everybody, my name is Jess Fluharty, and I'm the director of emergency services here for Shore Regional Health. What I like most about living and working on the eastern shore is the proximity that I am to all kinds of exciting things. I'm an hour from the ocean and I'm also an hour from the city, and also right here in my backyard, we have water activities that are all available. So if boating or fishing or crabbing or anything that has to do with the water, this area is probably for you.

 

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