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Patient Observer II

North Country Hospital | Newport, VT 05855

North Country Hospital

Statement of Purpose

Patient observer provides continuous one-to-one observation for patients who demonstrate an impaired ability to understand or follow directions, or appreciate the potential for self-harm as a consequence of his/her actions. Patient observers are responsible for observing the patient and maintaining a safe environment. RN's may request a patient observer based on educational background and licensure, to provide assistance to the patient for self care needs and ambulation. The patient observer is under direct supervision of the attending nurse, Charge Nurse or delegate.

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent is required.
  • LNA required.
  • Experience in a health care field is desired (EMT, mental health worker, etc.)
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
  • Skill in observing patients and taking appropriate action as needed.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
  • Certification in Basic Life Support preferred or must obtain within 6 months.

  • Job Code: 2608
    Posted On: 07/02/192019-07-02
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Telecommute: No
    Categories: Healthcare
    Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 05855, Healthcare

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