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Safety Screener and Monitor
Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
This position provides COV19 screening to everyone (associates, providers, vendors, visitors, etc.) that enter the healthcare facility each day, screening questions, recording responses, taking temperatures, and providing additional instructions to the patient and/or associate per current COV19 safety and procedure guidelines. This position will be cross trained to perform specific duties to enhance efficiency and continuity of patient care delivery specific to continuous patient safety observation identified to be at risk specifically age-related, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs. This position function under the supervision of the registered nurse in providing general patient care in accordance with the individualized needs of the patient, and the standards of practice. This position requires cooperative work that demonstrates flexibility, motivation, and commitment to quality patient care. Communicates relevant patient information to supervisors, coordinators and nursing staff for prompt consideration and concern resolution. This position is tasked to handle visitor, patient, and team member interactions, tracking and documentation, and patient safety duties.
Essential Job Functions
Explain to all personnel the purpose of the temperature screening at point of entry. Provide temperature screen/monitor for all individuals entering the healthcare facility.
Should a person be identified by the screening assessment to be a suspected COV19 case, follows all protocols established. Contacts appropriate management personnel if difficulty ensues.
Practice appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with BSMH COV19 guidance.
Follows all requirements related to personal protective equipment, cleaning of work station, and social distancing practices.
Complies with HIPAA guidelines at all time.
Safely dispose of all disposable PPE including single use items such as gloves; and manage all clinical waste and ensure it is disposed of properly.
Ensures a secure and safe environment by maintaining a continued awareness of safety hazards and observation of the patient
Provides general patient care companion duties that are specific to the patient(s) served as directed by the registered nurse.
Contributes to the patient plan of care through the documentation of communication of patient needs and outcomes to the health care provider as appropriate.
Provides diversionary activities – verbally directly or through 2-way audio device or by activating an alarm.
Accompany patient on walks and/or provides transportation services to any clinical tests or procedures.
Assists patient with basic hygiene needs and ADLs (this may include, but is not limited to, vital signs, bathing, feeding, toileting, and ROM.)
Always ensures patient safety with an unobstructed view and continuous visual contact of the patient.
Documents and communicate to nursing staff patient activity, behaviors, and interventions per department policy
Provides additional screening/monitoring assignments of patients and staff as assigned.
Patient safety companions will arrange meal and break time with the patient's nurse to ensure that the patient is never unattended.
Adheres to all standards and policies of Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the mission and core values of Bon Secours Mercy Health
All other duties as assigned
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.
The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care. This is a Joint Commission requirement. Also, select the age of the patient population served:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Infant (1-12 months)
Adults (18-64 years).
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Required Minimum Education:
High School Diploma or GED
Current BLS Certification or acquire within 30 days
Certified Nursing Assistant
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Communication skills, technical skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills, commitment to patient-based care
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
Effective communicator, calm demeanor, critical thinking skills
This section addresses the physical environment in which the employee will perform the work.
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.
Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*
May have periods of constant interruptions.
Prolonged periods of working alone.
- Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%
Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%
Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%
Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%
Stoop, Kneel 1-33%
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder
Reach above shoulder
Acuity – far
Acuity – near
Use of Latex Gloves
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to high pitched noises
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
And much more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Nursing Administration - Tiffin
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at email@example.com