Patient Safety Monitoring Technician

  • Location , TN (CHS Corporate)
    Full Time
  • Field Nursing
  • Location , TN (CHS Corporate)


  • Field Nursing

  • Full Time

Job Description

Community Health Systems is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Developing and operating healthcare delivery systems in 44 distinct markets across 15 states, CHS is committed to helping people get well and live healthier. CHS operates 78 acute-care hospitals and more than 1,000 other sites of care, including physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers and ambulatory surgery centers.

The patient monitoring technician provides TeleSitter monitoring support by recognizing, interpreting, and responding to observation and surveillance of assigned TeleSitter patients for medical and nursing staff. When continuously observing TeleSitter patients, the patient safety monitor technician will play a vital role in nurse notification and patient redirection to ensure the safety of the patients. The patient safety monitor technician is a vital part of patient care by ensuring all patients receive high quality, safe care. The technician will work collaboratively with the nursing personnel at all the hospital sites in a timely manner.

* Position will be based out of Clarksville, TN


  •  Ensures patient safety by visualization of TeleSitter patients.
  • Participates in on-coming report. Reviews pertinent information and behaviors with on-coming staff.
  •  Completes appropriate paperwork for TeleSitter patients.
  •  Continuous observation, surveillance, verbal redirection and notification of nursing staff for patient needs of TeleSitter patients.
  •  Demonstrates competency in the day-to-day use of Universal Precautions.
  •  Utilizes effective interpersonal skills to interact with patients, families, co-workers, medical staff and visitors.
  •  Demonstrates behavior standards established in Community Cares
  •  Works as part of a team
    a. Performs duties as assigned willingly and with initiative
    b. Treats other with consideration, courtesy and respect
    c. Remains calm; works effectively in stressful situations
    d. Demonstrates judgment and tact
  •  Demonstrates ethical behavior by adhering to the policies and procedures relating to corporate compliance at Tennova Clarksville site.
  •  Attends 75% staff meetings, providing input and evaluation into unit operations and performances Improvement.
  •  Cognizant of environmental factors, infection control issues and maintains a safe environment.
  •  Must promote good public relations
  •  Applies and implements the philosophy, goals and objectives of Community Health Systems.
  •  Participates in training of new personnel in performing Procedures to assure technical competence.
  •  Keeps current in Central Monitoring through continuing education and literature.
  •  Consistently seeks and accepts constructive guidance/criticism as a tool for skill building development.
  •  Demonstrates organizational support competencies

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

? High school diploma or GED
? BLS certification – Must be obtained within 90 days of employment

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

? Attention to detail and concentration
? Ability to work in fast-paced, ever-changing environment
? Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations
? Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
? Strong written and verbal communication skills
? Promotes a supportive teamwork - oriented environment

Ability to comprehend and follow instructions; maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods; synthesize, coordinate, and analyze data, perform simple and repetitive tasks; maintain a work pace appropriate to given workload; perform complex and varied tasks; relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions; get along with co-workers and peers; understand the meaning of words and how to use them appropriately and effectively; understand and remember detailed instructions; make independent decisions or exercise judgment based on appropriate information; accept and carry out responsibility for direction, control and planning.

Physical Demands:
In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below:

  • The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity.
  • The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.
  • The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore, job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office or administrative work.
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