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PATIENT OBSERVER- JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

PATIENT OBSERVER- JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

ID 
2017-23285
Site 
JERSEY SHORE UNIV MED CTR
Job Locations 
US-NJ-Neptune
Status 
Per Diem
Shift 
Multiple Shifts Available
Shift Hours 
6p-6a, 6a-6p

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Overview

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.

 

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Patient Observer at Meridian 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
  • Required to work every other Weekend (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Required to work Holidays (3 out of 6 Legal Holidays)

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) is required
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Can-Do positive attitude

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