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Per Diem
Multiple Shifts Available
Shift Hours 
6a-2:30p; 2p-10:30p; 10p-6:30a

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This position is for our Corporate Patient Observer "South" and “North” Pool. 

How have you impacted someone's life today? At 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 health-care system.



Ocean Medical Center in Brick
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin
Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune

Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank
Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel
Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune


Must be able to commute to ALL Hospitals located in select pools.





A day in the life of a Patient Observer at Meridian includes:

  • Must be able to work holidays
  • Record and Document patient behavior
  • Must be able to travel with patient when needed
  • Provide assistance with basic activities of daily living
  • Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions
  • 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
  • Responsible for the safety of the Patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • Provide a safe environment for patients who are on One to One Supervision for Suicide Precautions, Behavioral Restraints, Line of Sight or Patient Safety



  • Meridian Health Per diem requirements for Patient Observers are as follows: 
    •  Minimum number of hours required to work each quarter is 96 hours 
    •  Minimum number of weekend hours each month is 24 hours 
    •  Holiday requirement is one Summer holiday and one Winter holiday  
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly desired
  • Must be able to commute to All Meridian Hospitals in South Pool or North Pool required
  • Excellent Communication skills required
  • Previous work experience in a hospital setting preferred
  • Must be willing and able to work in situations with isolation precautions is required
  • 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
  • Must work required shifts
  • The ability to stay mobile according to the patients' movement including the ability to stand for periods of time is required
  • 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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