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Patient Observation Aide PRN

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. The RN delegates to the Patient Observation Aide the patient's identified care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as any special consideration (NPO, bed alarms, etc.). 2. Receives direction from the RN regarding: what to report, to whom, and how. 3. Positions self in the patient room to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless relieved by another designated staff member or instructed to do so by the nurse. 4. Obtains instruction from nurse regarding ambulation limitations and course of action for redirection of the patient if needed. 5. During a patient or environmental emergency, may serve as a runner or transport patients as directed. 6. Maintains constant observation of the patient's activity and behavior and communicates regularly to the nurse. 7. Contributes to and assists in maintaining a pleasant patient environment in a safe and orderly manner. 8. Functions cooperatively as a team member. Responds as directed by responsible nurse to changing patients'/unit's needs. 9. Accurately and legibly records data collected and notifies RN of any untoward events, i.e., behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc. 10. Offers consistent and visible support to team members, responsible for honest behavior in all matters. 11. Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. A. Education / Training: * High school diploma/GED required. B. Work Experience: * None required. C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: * None required. D. Other Qualifications: * None required.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Patient Observation Aide PRN, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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