What’s Included in Our Patient Safety Tech Services
Patient Observation/Safety Technicians at Memory Lane Home Health are responsible for the continuous improvement of total quality of care as it relates to providing Patient Observation Companion services to hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities requiring the services of a patient companion. We also provide close and/or continuous observation of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients who may be at the risk for adverse events such as falls, self-injury or harm to others.
About Patient Safety Techs
What are the duties of a Memory Lane Home Health Patient Observation Companion/ Safety Technician?
- Responsible for providing direct observation of patients as directed by the nursing plan of care and under the supervision of the nursing staff and or/nursing supervisor.
- Responsible for assisting nursing staff and/ or nursing supervisor.
- Responsible for assisting nursing staff to create, maintain and provide a safe environment.
- Responsible for reporting changes in the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members.
- Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of her educational preparation, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
What Makes Memory Lane Home Health Patient Observation Companion / Safety Technicians Different than other Home Health Care Providers?
- Specialized focus in Memory Care services.
- At least twelve months of accumulated experience within the last three years in a comparable job classification; or, a student RN in the last year of school; or an unlicensed RN, LPN/LVN graduate.
- Maintenance of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for HealthCare Workers or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification for HealthCare workers.
- Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
- Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
- Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, latex/non-latex gloves) as needed.
- Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology.
- In good health and able to work without restrictions as evidenced by Health Statement.
- Compliance with Memory Lane Home Health’s pre-assignment and medical requirements including current TB screen, or Chest X-ray and questionnaire of proof of positive TB screen;
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunizations or titers indicating immunity; Hepatitis B Information or Waiver; and any additional state or facility medical requirements.