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Patient Safety Monitor, Inpatient

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Memorial Medical Center
Physical Address
Lincoln, IL 62656
Job Description

Patient Safety Monitor, Inpatient
Job Locations

ID 2021-6501
Category Clinical Support
Position Type PRN

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs tasks and direct observation of patients and colleagues to support a safe patient care environment.



  • GED/high school diploma preferred.
    Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.

1. Maintains the safety and security of the patient.
Provides continuous observation and documentation for patients at risk for self-harm, elopement, or injury, as delegated by the RN. Under no circumstances is the patient to be left unattended.

  • Instructs patient to remain in bed or chair at all times until assistance arrives, as delegated by the RN.
  • Calls out for assistance and/or utilizes call light for assistance in de-escalating patient and addressing at-risk behaviors.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance to the nurse.

2. Enforces adherence to infection prevention precautions for patients, colleagues, and visitors.

  • Follows hospital policies to prevent the transmission of infections.
  • Sets up patient room with appropriate signage and PPE supplies.
  • Observes donning and doffing of PPE for all personnel entering and exiting the patient room.
  • Maintain record of all colleagues entering and exiting the patient room.
  • Assures equipment is cleaned and maintained per policy between patient encounters.
  • Assists with coordinating movement of a COVID-19 positive or presumptive positive patient.

3. Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital.

  • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Meets punctuality and attendance expectations.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Interacts with patient/visitors and others in a courteous and respectful manner.

4. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Memorial Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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