HCSS Patient Safety Assistant
Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Posted on: November 22, 2022
JOB SUMMARY :
The patient safety assistant provides activities which support the
daily functions and operations of an assigned patient care unit. To
provide continuous observation and appropriate documentation on
activity of an assigned patient who has been identified as having
increased risk for injury. Works with the multidisciplinary team
through clear and timely communications. Reports directly to the
assigned patients nurse and/or charge nurse, working to promote
safety in patient care.
MAJOR DUTIES / CRITICAL TASKS:
Contributes to the success of UTMB Health Care Systems
Prior to the start of the shift, receives a report from the
assigned nurse on the following:
patients name and pertinent social information regarding the
the reason that the patient has been assigned a Patient Safety
specific concerns (as identified in the medical record, by family
members, by the previous shifts staff, etc.) regarding the patients
Documents and reports sequential events on the appropriate records
or log and communicates patients needs or specific changes to the
assigned nurse and/or charge nurse.
Assists with safe, prompt transfers of patients from various
Does not leave patient unattended at any time.
Transports specimens and requisitions to the appropriate areas.
Helps to feed patients who need assistance to eat.
Assists with personal care, including baths, weighing, and linen
and bed changes
Recognizes obvious patient care priorities; communicates patient
needs/ emergencies to the appropriate staff
Provides simple comfort measures that do not interfere with the
primary role of continuous observation of the patient.
Follows policies and operating procedures when relieving in a
supply booth as well as clinical area: orders adequate supplies,
checks for expiration dates, verifies charges, as directed by
Records activities requiring documentation and signs on the
Always maintains patients privacy and confidentiality of
Provides a clean, safe environment; performs or assists others to
perform proper aseptic techniques, isolation procedures, and
infection control measures.
Adheres to internal controls established for department.
Performs other related duties as required.
Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , HCSS Patient Safety Assistant, Other , Galveston, Texas
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