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Patient Observer

  • Location: Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Salary: 22-24 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2021-10-11
  • Job Ref: 21-22161

To provide a safe environment for patients who are on One to One Supervision for Suicide Precautions, Behavioral Restraints, Line of Sight or Patient Safety. Training will be provided as part of new hire orientation.

Essential Generic Job Functions:
1. Responsible for the safety of the Patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
2. Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions.
3. Provide frequent checks on patients that have a Patient Watch Order.
4. Provide direction to patient to ensure that they do not fall or wander off.
5. Record and Document patient behavior.
6. Must be able to travel with patient when needed
7. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
8. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Minimum 6 months prior working experience in acute care as a Patient Observer, Patient Care Tech, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, EMT, Nurse Aide or current Nursing/Pyschology student. Must have the ability to stay mobile according to the patients' movement including the ability to stand for periods of time.
Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions.

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.  BLS-AHA Required.