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The University of Kansas Health System Patient Safety Technician- Critical Care (PRN; Variable Hours) in Hays, Kansas

The safety technician must meet hospitalcompetence in video monitor ing; as sumes responsibility for initiating videomonitoring and use of virtual bedrails; uses alarm parameters correctly;identifies and notifies responsible RN of emergency and nonemergencysafety events. Demonstrates good communication skills interacting with the patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicates effectively by accurately relaying information regarding video monitoring and nurse staff

  • Communicates potential safety events/warnings for all patients on video monitoring.

  • Provides hand-off communication regarding patient’s monitoring status and events during shift.

  • Maintains a log of all patients on video monitoring, including: time of

  • admission/discharge, notification of RN’s name, date and time of events/notifications.

  • Completes admit/discharge/transfer procedures in monitoring station.

  • Protects patient privacy during sensitive procedures or processes by activating the privacy screen.

  • Seeing to perceive or comprehend by the sense of sight.

  • Experipheral vision, focus (distinctness or clarity), depth perception (determine distance relationship between objects), and ability to distinguish colors (ex: lab tests, scheduling/tracking software)

HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary – required (routine) to do the job;

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

None – no approved access

Description of InformationLevel

Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, ReligionPrimary

Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment RatesNone

Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and PhysicalSecondary

Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT CodesNone

Education/Experience: High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Preferred courses in medical terminology, business communication and computers. Preferred six months of medical center experience. Ability to type and manage stress through effective communication and multitasking. Ability to deal understandingly and tactfully with ill patients and their families; ability to maintain working relationships with Associates.

Certificates and Licenses: BLS certification required.

Requisition ID: 2020-23999

Display Department Title: Patient Safety Department

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.