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 for the first 3 weeks. These classes are mandatory!
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 also support Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.
Interact with patients, physicians, families, visitors, management, ancillary departments and the general public. Must 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 patient confidentiality. 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
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Maintain visual contact with assigned patient.
- Follow suicide precaution protocol for 1:1s due to suicide patient. Remain constantly within arm's reach of suicide patient.
- Provide basic nursing care. Assist assigned patients with activities of daily living. (e.g. Body Mechanics, Bathing, Feeding, Inputs and Outputs, Restraints, PPE, Vitals)
- 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.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education: High school graduate or GED, required.
Experience: None required.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Must successfully complete AHA- BLS Course within 6 months of hire.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Effective interpersonal, communication, and team work skills. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position.
Inspiring Better Health at Carilion Clinic
Every day at Carilion Clinic, our employees come together to inspire better health in our patients, their families and our communities. Explore how you can be a part of this diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary patient-centered team, and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others.
As an employee, you can take advantage of our competitive pay, various scheduling options, continuing education opportunities and excellent benefits.
Based in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic includes multi-specialty physician practices, seven not-for-profit hospitals and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in partnership with Virginia Tech.
Service Excellence and Quality are hallmarks of Carilion Clinic. As a team member, you will be expected to consistently deliver the best in care and customer service. As an employee, you will demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with our patients, families, visitors and with each other.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.