Job Title: Patient Observer
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Nursing Support Services, Nursing and Nursing Support
Work Type: Full time
Department: Continuous Video Monitoring Unit & EICU Nursing Services Division
Date Posted: 09/15/2021
Job ID: R-19408
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 7a
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification
Our Purpose & Values
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.