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Patient Observer - Continuous Video Monitoring Unit

Company: Geisinger
Location: Danville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 assessment.Job Duties

  • 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.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 status.

Keywords: Geisinger, Reading , Patient Observer - Continuous Video Monitoring Unit, Other , Danville, Pennsylvania

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