Patient Observation Attendant- Per Diem
Company: Coast Plaza Hospital
Posted on: August 5, 2022
Job DescriptionEach day is a fresh opportunity to impact the
lives of our patients, families, co-workers, and communities. We
promote excellence, optimism, respect, and professional growth. If
you are looking for a rewarding and positive workplace, look no
further than in your own community! Summary: The Patient
Observation Attendant ("POA") is responsible for observing assigned
patients. The POA will place the patient in a safe environment for
continual observance/monitoring. Any changes in the patient's
physical or mental behaviors will be reported to assigned nurse.
POA must have the ability to sit for long periods of times, assist
patient to restroom and other locations as
- Performs tasks as delegated by the Professional Nurse and
- Recognizes and reports changes in patient behavior to the
- Reports location of patient when requested.
- Monitors and restocks supplies in patient's room as
- Retrieves medical records and supplies.
- Maintains patient comfort, safety and privacy.
- Assists with repositioning of patient as needed and every two
hours. Assist feeding of patient's at low risk of aspiration as
directed by charge nurse.
- Escorts patient to procedures and report back to Charge nurse
whilst patient is away from unit.
- Receive and give handoff report at shift change; handoff to
include patient's who are at risk for falls, wandering patients and
patients at risk of self harm or harm to others. Sitter must stay
with patient at ALL TIMES during shift. Our priority is to ensure
patient safety and comfort.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- Assist in maintaining effective communication with patient,
family and multi-disciplinary team members.
- Maintains effective communication with patient, family and
multi-disciplinary team members according to level of care
- Responds to patient and visitor questions and needs immediately
and within established standards. Requirements:
- High School Graduate
- Managing of Assaulted behavior (MAB) ADA CONSIDERATION: 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 functions.
Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in
order to be considered.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read,
analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information,
and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the
English language. Must be able to prepare documentation in a manner
that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to
common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies,
or members of the business community. Bilingual skills (Spanish)
preferred.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations
using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to
perform upper level mathematical operations, including algebra and
geometry, frequent distribution, determination of test reliability
and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques,
sampling theory and factor analysis.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Is
occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch,
or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is
regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of
10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more
than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.WORK
ENVIRONMENT: Is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals,
risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate.
Keywords: Coast Plaza Hospital, Norwalk , Patient Observation Attendant- Per Diem, Other , Norwalk, California
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