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DirectShifts

DirectShifts

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Essential Responsibilities:

Depending on the type of precaution(s) that the patient is to be observed, the Observation Tech will follow the protocol described in the training: "Observation Training Types.'

When assigned to be an Constant Observer (sitter), the staff person will:

  • Sit with the patient according to established guidelines for Observation and patient precautions.
  • Complete precaution sheet according to policy every 15 minutes.
  • Never leave the patient unattended.
  • Secure relief for rest periods and meals.
  • Give a detailed report to staff providing relief
  • Provide necessary care as required for the patient that you are observing; feeding, bathing, toileting, etc.
  • Remove excessive linens and towels from the patient room.
  • Keep bedside table and room free from clutter. Only the observation record may be on the observer desk/chair area.
  • There is to be no food, no personal items, and no reading material while working.
  • Do constant contraband checks/
  • Sit with the patient at meal times.
  • Attend groups with the patient.
  • Give status reports to RNs and oncoming Constant Observer.
  • Report unusual behaviors to the RN immediately.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Deal with the sick or handicapped of all ages.
  • Understand and follow instructions exactly in caring for those who depend on you.
  • Ability to communicate in a caring manner with people of all ages.

Required:

High School Graduate, completion of hospital orientation, training and competency relative to precautions, observation requirements and CPI.

Desired:

Completion of a minimum of one year's hospital or related health care experience.

DirectShifts is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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