Summary: The Constant Observer will observe and sit with patients who need constant attention for their safety.
Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the registered nurse, provides constant observation to patients who are either suicidal or have behavioral management issues placed on constant observation. Alerts the nurse if there is a change in a patient's behavior or a response that the observer is concerned about.
Reviews the observation care plan for the patient with the nurse at the beginning of each shift. Able to observe more than one person in a room, if clinically indicated by the nurse. May assist the patient in routine activities of daily living under the direction of the nurse, i.e. feeding, bathing, ambulating, grooming, etc. consistent with observer's training and competencies.
Qualifications: Courteous, respectful and responsive in interactions with others. Satisfactorily completes employee orientation. Responsible, reliable and conscientious approach to work assignments.
Speaks and understands English language. Is able to visually observe and physically able to escort patients. BLS through the American Heart Association required.
High School diploma preferred but no required. CNA license in the state of Massachusetts preferred.
New England Sinai Hospital And Rehabilitation Center