Patient Observer - Continuous Video Monitoring Unit
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Title: Patient Observer - Continuous Video Monitoring
UnitLocation: Danville, PennsylvaniaJob Category: Nursing Support
Services, Nursing and Nursing SupportSchedule: DaysWork Type: Full
timeDepartment: Continuous Video Monitoring Unit & EICU Nursing
Services DivisionDate Posted: 09/15/2021Job ID: R-19180Job
SummaryResponsible 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
- 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
- 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.Position DetailsSchedule is 7am - 7pm with every other
weekend and holiday.EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent
(GED)- (Required)ExperienceMinimum of 1 year-Related work
experience (Preferred)Certification(s) and License(s)Basic Life
Support Certification within 6 months - Default Issuing BodyOur
Purpose & ValuesOUR 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.* Perhaps just as
important, from senior management on down, we encourage an
atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are
an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and
Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran
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