Patient Safety Screener in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Patient Safety Screener

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 01578-120992

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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Nursing Support Department as part of the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Team. Submit your application today! 

 

 

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

 

We are seeking a Patient Safety Screener (PSS) to participate 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.

 
What you will do in this role:
  • You will monitor 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.
  • You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, including active listening while using compassionate connected care model with all patients, visitors, and the general public.  You will report any concerns with screening or entrant condition promptly to ensure physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all concerns.
  • You will ensure a safe patient and staff environment by screening all entrants according to established guidelines. Utilize approved screening methods as appropriate to the situation, including verbal screening and temperature assessment.
  • You will direct patients or individuals appropriately based on defined criteria.
  • You will relay appropriate hand-off communications to appropriate nursing personnel or other personnel to ensure continuity of care and safe environment.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality.
  • You will create clear, accurate documentation as stated in CDC and facility protocols while complying with principles of hand hygiene, aseptic, and sterile technique.
  • You will promote consistent, positive patient interactions by demonstrating care and empathy in all interactions.  You will also advocate for patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions that will advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
  • You will maintain a calm demeanor and a professional appearance while demonstrating behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.
  • You will assist in the orientation of new staff as needed.
  • You will seek opportunities to improve processes.  You will also manage supplies and personal protective equipment as needed.

Qualifications

What qualifications you will need:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient populations served (if applicable).
 
 

With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.

 

Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.

 

 

 

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care! 
 
 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption. 

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