Oregon Health & Science University

Patient Safety Technician

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Continuous Video Monitoring
Salary Range
$19.20 - $25.61 per hour
Day Shift, Every Other Weekend
7:00am - 7:30pm (0700 - 1930)
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Video Monitor Technician (VMT) provides continuous care for patients at risk for injury due to delirium, changes in mental status, psychiatric or behavioral co-morbidities. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the VMT assists with planning, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring treatment activities of vulnerable patients throughout the inpatient setting through video monitoring and/or direct 1:1 patient care.

Function/Duties of Position

Patient Care/Patient Safety Attendant (PSA):

  • Per assignment of Registered Nurse, the employee provides care including but not limited to activities of daily living, diversional activities, collecting patient data, monitoring for symptoms of increased risk, assist with transportation, comfort measures, environmental safety, milieu observation, and assists with discharge of patient reinforcing assigned teaching.

Patient Video Monitoring:

  • Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the continuous video monitoring software. Maintains constant visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device located in a patient’s room. Notifies the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance, is exhibiting symptoms RN requests report of, or is at imminent risk of injury or distress. Documents interactions within the electronic health record.


  • Communicates directly with Registered Nurses related to patient trends, advances, and deviations from the plan of care. Discusses patient care trajectory (improvement and/or decline) with the interdisciplinary team. Transfers knowledge in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) per policy.


  • Collects and tracks daily data/metrics, understands and adheres to Daily Management Systems, and provides break coverage to in-house PSAs. Understands their role and complies with OHSU policies pertinent to this role:
    • Clinical Violence Alerts and Clinical Violence Risk Assessment
    • Code Green
    • Continuous Video Monitoring for Patient Safety
    • Hospital Holds for Treatment of Mental Illness
    • Medical Hold for Non-Mental Health Patients
    • Patient Personal Property
    • Patient Safety Attendant, Policy and Procedure for Use of
    • Pediatric Behavioral Health Safety Protocol
    • Restraint and Seclusion, Use of
    • Safety Searches
    • Suicide risk screen and safety interventions in Non-Psychiatric Clinical

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • BLS required at time of hire
  • 1 year experience within the healthcare setting or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and team work skills
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Oregon CNA license with CNA1 (Acute Care) Certification

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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