Patient Observer - Continuous Video Monitoring Unit
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-26792
Responsible for continuous video monitoring for patient safety as an additional tool in the plan of care for patients at high risk for falls, confusion, impaired mobility, etc. Must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with coworkers, staff, patients and patient's family. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the monitoring process and effective, efficient use of the camera monitoring equipment. The patient observer has completed the iObserver competency assessment.
Redirects impulsive and harmful behavior.
Maintains ongoing, high-level surveillance of patients' behavior and notifies nursing and clinicians of any changes or if the patient requires assistance.
Initiates and discontinues monitoring equipment on admission, transfer, or discharge.
Troubleshoots monitors with nursing staff and contacts clinical engineering or IT as appropriate.
Maintains continuous video surveillance of multiple patients at one time, unless otherwise instructed by the nursing staff.
Calls for assistance when unable to redirect patient or there is a potential for self-injury.
Participate in report at the beginning and end of shift, making sure to inform Registered Nurse of any pertinent information at the end of the shift.
Talks to the patient and use conversation to keep them focused.
Adheres to confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patients, clinicians, employees, and visitors
Develops a rapport and cooperative relationship with nursing and clinical staff and responds to requests from healthcare providers.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Schedule is 7am - 7pm with every other weekend and holiday.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification within 6 months - Default Issuing Body
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