During our 2018 DNV survey, UMC received a non-conformity level 1 for failure to meet the new standard requirements regarding assessment and continual monitoring of suicidal risk patients. As a result, we submitted a plan of action to DNV to remedy the situation, and we need your help!
We need willing employees to join our No One Sits Alone program. This program will help us provide a higher level of patient care than ever before by offering a dedicated person to sit in the room with a patient having thoughts of, or having already attempted to harm themselves.
You can join No One Sits Alone if you meet the following qualifications:
- Non-Exempt (hourly wage) employee willing to work overtime
- Ability to sit for up to 4, 8, or 12 hours with minimal breaks
- Ability to be notified by cell phone
- Willing to attend a 1-hour paid training session
- Willing to work outside your department and try something new
“Patient safety is a high focus,” said Carrie Jennings, Director of Accreditation Service, “so we are willing to do what it takes to keep patients safe while they are in our care. Right now, we need about 4-5 sitters a day.”
This is a temporary solution until we can implement telemonitoring.
We know there is no one better to do this than our very own! You already do such a great job showing Service is Our Passion every day and will show it even more through this program. For questions or to join, please contact Carrie at Carrie.Jennings@umchealthsystem.com or 806.775.9265.