Patient Observer - Emergency Care - F/T Days at Hackensack Meridian Health in Neptune, New Jersey

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

Patient Observer - Emergency Care - F/T Days

Job ID

2020-86638

Department

J-EMR DEPT

Site

Jersey Shore Univ Med Cntr

Job Location

US-NJ-Neptune

Position Type

Full Time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week

36

Shift

Day

Shift Hours

7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Weekend Work

Every Other Weekend

On Call Work

No On-Call Required

Holiday Work

Three of 6

Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Patient Observer at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
Responsible for the safety of the Patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse
- Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions
- Provide a safe environment for patients who are on One to One Supervision for Suicide Precautions, Behavioral Restraints, Line of Sight or Patient Safety
- Provide frequent checks on patients that have a Patient Watch Order
- Provide direction to patient to ensure that they do not fall or wander off
- Record and Document patient behavior
- Must be able to travel with patient when needed

Qualifications

- High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required prior to performing patient observation. Training will be provided as part of new hire orientation.
- Previous work experience in a hospital setting preferred
- Experience as a Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, or Medical Assistant preferred
- Experience as an EMT or Nurse's Aide Training preferred or
- Current Nursing or Psychology student preferred
- The ability to stay mobile according to the patients' movement including the ability to stand for periods of time is required
- Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions
- The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care and service based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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