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Patient Safety Companion (PSC) Intermediate PCCU1 Mercy Health St Elizabeth Boardman FT

Requisition R054091 Market Youngstown, OH Department Intermediate PCCU1 - St. Elizabeth Shift All Schedule Full-time

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Job Summary

The Patient Safety Companion works under the direction of the manager and/or their designee. He or she is to observe and assist with keeping patients safe.

Patient Safety Companions are utilized as an alternative to restraints.

Qualifications - Minimum


High School Diploma/GED.

Heart Saver certification required.


Previous patient encounter experience.

Customer friendly.


Work is routine.

Makes decisions based on detailed procedures; technical aids generally available.

Has a clear-cut alternatives and available and usually follows a specified course of action.


Impact is generally focused on immediate work area. May also closely related activities in other work units or teams on a temporary basis.

Influence is indirect and supportive in nature.

Accountability is restricted.

Activities are usually assigned by others.


Works independently.

Interactions are generally brief and informal.

Requires common courtesy.


Maintains the patient’s safety to prevent falls, keep medical tubes in IV’s intact.

Protects the patient’s dignity at all times.

Contacts nursing staff immediately of any concern regarding the patient’s condition.

Ensures that nursing staff will sit with patient during all periods out of the room (breaks or lunch).

Provides comfort such as a blanket, pillow, etc.

Prepares patient for meals, feeds patient and other fluids as appropriate after checking with nursing staff.

Observes standard precautions and aseptic techniques.

Provides friendly assistance to patient’s family members and visitors.

Communicates all pertinent information to the nursing staff.

Helps nursing staff assist patient to the bathroom if requested.

Helps nursing staff to turn patients if requested.

Seeks assistance appropriately.

Uses calming, healing methods such as reading, music, relation techniques, etc.

May sit with four (4) patients in a POD of 2 adjacent semi-private rooms when delegated by the nurse.

When a STNA or HCA is assigned as a Patient Safety Companion during his/her regular shift, the employee must function to the full level of the regular job description.


Hours per pay period: 0

Hours: Varies

Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Other, Job Schedule: Contingent

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



Intermediate PCCU1 - St. Elizabeth

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

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