Patient Safety Companion

IU Health Jay Hospital - Portland, IN3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $55,000 - $78,000 a year
Education
Indiana University Health is Indiana's most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. We're looking for team members who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day.

This position is responsible for contributing to the patient care team in the promotion of patient safety. Supports a work environment that promotes safety for patients, staff, and customers. Reports safety concerns or defective equipment. Maintains awareness of safety at all times. Provides continuous observation of assigned patients to promote safety and prevention of injury. Maintains continuous observation as needed, either personally or by safely transferring observation to another team member. Collects and reports data about the patient/family as directed by the registered nurse. Remains alert for, and reports, changes related to patient's safety. Promptly calls for assistance as needed. Documents observations in an appropriate and timely manner. Maintains continuous observation if needed by accompanying the patient to other areas of the facility for testing or treatment. Follows isolation procedures according to the Infection Control policy. Adheres to unit/system policies and procedures.

Apply teamwork. Apply experience. Apply skill. Apply yourself. And together we can change everything.

Requirements

High school diploma or GED is required.
Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time while remaining awake, alert and observant.
Must have the ability to walk for periods of time.
Must have the ability to respond and react immediately with unimpeded auditory perception of verbal/vocal instructions.
Must have the ability to respond and react to visual observation.
Indiana University Health has more than 34,000 team members, including more than 3,600 physicians and 1,200 advanced practice providers, and we're home to the largest nursing network in Indiana with more than 9,000 nursing team members at over 800 sites of care.

Indiana University Health is Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system with hospitals and specialties ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.

A unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine one of the nation's largest medical schools gives patients access to groundbreaking research and innovative treatments, and it offers team members access to the latest science and the very best training advancing healthcare for all.

At IU Health, your personal and professional growth is a top priority. You will have access to many diverse opportunities to learn and develop in meaningful ways that matter most to you, such as advanced clinical training, leadership development, promotion opportunities and cross training development.

With 16 hospitals, including eight with Magnet designation and five with Pathways to Excellence designation, our team members are leading the way through excellence.

IU Health is invested in the lives of Hoosiers, leading the transformation of healthcare to make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.