Patient Safety Observer

Location
Richmond, Virginia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Jan 09, 2018
Closes
May 18, 2018
Ref
00035-40187
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent

As one of the largest facilities in the nations largest hospital system (HCA), Chippenham Hospital provides the full scope of healthcare services. With 466 beds, we specialize in heart care at the Levinson Heart Hospital and emotional and mental health services through the Tucker Pavilion. Our ER is also a state-authorized Level II trauma center and we offer Central Virginias only Pediatric ER staffed 24/7 by pediatric-trained ER nurse and physician specialists.

The Patient Safety Observer (PSO) role is a position providing real-time monitoring and support to the patient care team by providing heightened observation of assigned patients to ensure safety and prevention of injury.

  • Provides services to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

  • Verbally redirect those patients who have been identified as being high risk for fall, confused, or patients at risk for injury and require enhanced patient safety.

  • Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and in accordance with department policies and procedures, responsible for keeping the patient in his/her line of site and working with others on the healthcare team to provide prompt intervention to prevent physical harm to patients ensuring optimal patient safety and comfort.

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