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Patient Safety Screener PRN

Company: Terre Haute Regional Hospital
Location: Terre Haute
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:



Terre Haute Regional Hospital is a 278-bed, Level II Trauma Center offering comprehensive medical and surgical programs. We are a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, one of the nation’s largest and leading healthcare systems. Accredited by The Joint Commission, we have provided quality care to the Wabash Valley community for 135 yearsWe were first in the region to become an Accredited Chest Pain Center and to become certified in hip and knee replacement. We are committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve.


The Patient Safety Screener (PSS) participates in high-quality visitor/customer and employee centered care by providing continuous observation and monitoring prior to entry of Terre Haute Regional Hospital primarily related to COVID-19.  In collaboration with the infection control and patient care team, the PSS ensures each persons entering the facility has completed the series of CDC and HCA guided questions, temperature monitoring, proper masking, and visual risk assessment. 

Major Responsibilities:

• Establishes a safe, risk-free entry environment by utilizing knowledge of fall prevention protocols and infection control measures.

• Ensures every individual who enters is masked properly and escalates any issues to security in real time

• Completes temperature readings on every individual who enters the facility.  Reports any temperatures above guidelines to Infection Control while the individual remains masked and socially distanced from other persons.

• Customer focused with the ability to critically think and escalate to leadership as needed while maintaining a calm presence for those who present with symptoms or have had a recent exposure to illness.

• Creates clear, accurate documentation on activity during the shift. 

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


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

• Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions.

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

• Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the customer experience, including communication fundamentals/AIDET.

• Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to visitors and other colleagues.

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

• Cleans and disinfects screening items following facility guidelines

• The screener may also assist with Patient Safety Attendant (sitter) needs once competencies and cross-training is completed.  An additional job description of PSA will be reviewed, signed, and uploaded to employee file if crossing into this role.

• Performs other duties as assigned


We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. As a PRN employee, in addition to job security and the reputability that comes with HCA, your benefits will include a competitive salary & 401k with 3-9% matching.

Intrigued? Don't wait, apply today. We are actively reviewing applications for motivated new grads who will help us raise the bar in patient care. Be a part of an organization that invests in you. HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues and we are committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We would love to speak with you about this fantastic opportunity.



Education & Experience:
  • 1+ years of experience in a healthcare setting is preferred
  • BLS required upon hire

We are an equal opportunity employer and we 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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For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.

Keywords: Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute , Patient Safety Screener PRN, Other , Terre Haute, Indiana

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