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Patient Observation Assistant/Sitter - Resource/Float Pool (Reg. PT, Night Shift)

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

The Resource Pool offers endless opportunities to expand your experience. Resource Pool staff work in multiple areas of the hospital including Mother Baby, Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Psych, Intensive Care Units, Medical Surgical and Progressive Care Units. The Resource Pool consists of Registered Nurses, Clinical Associates Applicants, Nursing Assistants and Patient Observation Assistants staff covering 24x7. Patient Observation Assistant duties include, but are not limited to taking the patient's blood pressure, check oxygen and temperature, assisting the patients with bathing, meals, toileting, ambulation, and taking care of their basic needs. The Patient Observation Assistant role will include one-on-one care of patients on suicide or safety precautions.

 

Successful candidate MUST BE able to attend required orientation classes during day time hours, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, for the first 2 weeks of employment. These classes are mandatory!


This is the job opportunity where you can bring your valuable skills to life. At Carilion Clinic, our team provides safety and comfort in a forward-thinking environment. You will thrive through extensive training, supportive leaders and potential for advancement. Carilion offers comprehensive benefits, paid time off, and tuition options. Join a team where your skills and ideas will make a difference in the health of our patients and the communities we live in.

 

The Patient Observation Assistant provides observation of assigned patients and performs basic clinical services relating to the care, cleanliness, safety and comfort for patients of all ages.
 

The Patient Observation Assistant job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Interact with patients, physicians, families, visitors, management, ancillary departments and the general public.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development through the life span, possess the ability to recognize and report data reflective of the patients' status and identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age and specific needs.
  • Maintain visual contact with assigned patient.
  • Follow suicide precaution protocol for 1:1s due to suicide patient. Remain within close proximity of the patient at all times.
  • Provide basic nursing care. Assist assigned patients with activities of daily living. (Body Mechanics, Bathing, Feeding, Inputs and Outputs, Restraints, PPE, Vitals, Blood sugar checks)
  • Document care and patient’s activity.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills. Appropriately report patient observations and changes in patient status to licensed staff. Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
  • Provide appropriate documentation on patient record and Patient Care Monitoring Sheet.
  • May transport non-monitored patients and supplies within facility.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, bio-hazardous materials, including regulated medical wastes, and combative patients.
  • Physical requirements include prolonged periods of inactivity, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching, walking, etc.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  High school graduate or GED, required.
 

Experience:  None required.
 

Licensure/Certification: Must successfully complete AHA- BLS Course within 6 months of hire.
 

Other:  Effective interpersonal, communication, and team work skills.   Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.

 

 


Requisition Number: 40760 
Employment Status: Regular Part Time 
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
Shift: Evening/Night 
Shift Details: Primarily an Evening/Night shift with up to 3 weekend shifts per 6 week schedule & rotating holidays
Recruiter: JAMIE S RATLIFF 
Recruiter Email: jsratliff@carilionclinic.org


This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

 


Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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