|Title||Patient Safety Assistant / Part-time (midnights) 7p -7a / Detroit|
|Company||Henry Ford Health System|
Receives report from the registered nurse as well as the previous sitter assigned to the patient. The patient will be visually observed at all times, including accompanying the patient to the bathroom and remaining with the patient when visitors are present. The PSA will notify (via call system) the RN when family/visitors arrive.
Responsible for observation, setting up of tray for meals and assisting patient with eating as directed by the patient’s assigned RN. The PSA will assist unit staff with bathing and toileting. The PSA will assist patient with ambulating and positioning as directed by the patient’s assigned RN.
PSAs may be assigned to observe/attend to more than one patient in the same room/area. This determination will be made by the Nurse Leadership and will be based on the patient’s condition.
Submit necessary documentation (i.e. PSA report sheets, room checks, etc.) to designated location/person, after signature by the responsible RN per business unit process. Additionally, maintaining log books and charging systems.
SUICIDE PRECAUTIONS ONLY— The PSA will assist the registered nurse in keeping the patient’s room free of objects that could potentially be harmful. Sharp objects such as razors, scissors, knives, glass bottles and mirrors are to be removed. Patient care items with potential for harm must be removed and the RN notified. The PSA must keep in constant eye contact with the patient.
PSAs are not to engage in any personal activities such as homework. Use of personal cellular phones, iPods, or other electronic equipment is prohibited. Use of ear buds is prohibited. PSAs may engage in light reading when the patient is sleeping.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset.
Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient changes.
Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff.
Basic computer operation skills.
Efficiency in multitasking.
Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, is a
$6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites
including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and
other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system
now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one
of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the
health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s
major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and
remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical
education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing
in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,
pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.
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