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Hackensack Meridian Health Patient Observer - Float - Per diem Nights in Manahawkin, New Jersey

Patient Observer - Float - Per diem Nights

Job ID
2021-104551

Department
S-PT OBSERVER

Site
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Job Location
US-NJ-Manahawkin

Position Type
Per Diem

Shift
Night

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

Weekend Work
One Weekend a Month

On Call Work
No On-Call Required

Holiday Work
Two 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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Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.

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