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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Safety Screener PRN in Niceville, Florida

Twin Cities Hospitalis a 65-bed hospital with a medical staff of over 150 physicians. It offers all private rooms and the areas first Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program and Certified Spine Surgery Program, in addition to a state-of-the-art surgery center. Twin Cities Hospital also has 24 hour emergency services, a critical care unit, Certified Diabetes Education Program, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. Located at Highway 85 North and College Boulevard in Niceville, Twin Cities Hospital also has the areas only hospital based Wellness Center, offering a variety of health related seminars throughout the year. For more information, please call (850) 678-4131.

Position Summary:The Patient Safety Screener (PSS) participates in high quality, patient-centered care by operating a station designed to control access of individuals that present to facility access points. In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSS screens individuals to ensure the patient and staff environment is free of potential exposure to respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases.The PSS provides guidance to patients and visitors on the appropriate pathways, following established protocols. The PSS may assist with directing patients, traffic, or monitoring in remote locations.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitors patients and other individuals entering the facility, driving into the facility parking lot, or using remote parking/waiting areas. Maintains physical presence at assigned entry point.

  • Communicates clearly using compassionate connected care model with all patients, visitors, and the general public.

  • Ensures a safe patient and staff environment by screening all entrants according to established guidelines. Utilizes approved screening methods as appropriate to the situation, including verbal screening and temperature assessment.

  • Reports any concerns with screening or entrant condition promptly.

  • Directs patients or individuals appropriately based on defined criteria.

  • Relays appropriate hand-off communication to appropriate nursing personnel or other personnel to ensure continuity of care and safe environment.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality.

  • Creates clear, accurate documentation as stated in CDC and facility protocols.

  • Complies with principles of hand hygiene, aseptic, and sterile technique.

  • Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.

  • Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.

  • Maintains a calm demeanor.

  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.

  • Assists in the orientation of new staff as needed.

  • Seeks opportunities to improve processes.

  • Manages supplies and personal protective equipment as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” and “Mission and Value Statement".

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent

License, Certification, and Training:

  • BLS Preferred

Skills:

  • Honors our Mission and Values: Ability to build trust and act with authenticity to cultivate a culture of integrity, inclusion, and mutual respect.

  • Exhibits Compassion:* *Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and concerns of others and to treat others with the utmost respect, dignity, courtesy, and confidentiality

  • Communicates Effectively: Ability to deliver verbal and written information in a clear, concise manner to ensure comprehension and achieve desired results.

  • Prioritizes Tasks: Ability to shift attention between multiple activities and competing demands, and to manipulate the order of tasks by importance.

  • Works Well With Others: Ability to interface directly with public, physicians, staff, patients, administration and ancillary/support department representatives to achieve optimal outcomes and high quality, patient-centered care.

  • Demonstrates Professionalism: Ability to take personal responsibility for job action and performance, to comprehend and perform job responsibilities, and to adhere to the policies and procedure of the facility.

  • Embraces Learning: Ability to actively learn and follow instructions, policies, and procedures in a timely fashion, including the ability to learn new techniques or procedures without incurring overwhelming stress.

Job: *Admitting Registration Clerical & Scheduling

Title: Patient Safety Screener PRN

Location: Florida-Niceville-Twin Cities Hospital

Requisition ID: 00164-1791

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