This position will provide continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients and alert clinical Director or Nurse Practitioner of any behaviors requiring intervention.
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- Maintains visual observation of patient(s). Verbally redirects patients from engaging in any at risk behaviors. If this is not successful, incumbents will summon floor staff to assist.
- Monitors Occupant/Patient medical condition by obtaining and recording Patient Symptom Report:
- Change in Symptoms (Fever, Cough, body aches, respiratory condition)
- Urinary output
- Participates in the collaborative identification and reporting of patient health/safety issues in accordance with policies and procedures
- Collaborates with co-workers to create a safe environment for patients. Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to appropriate staff members.
- Answers patient questions within scope of practice and directs other questions to appropriate floor staff.
- Participates in shift report with on-coming staff. Reviews pertinent patient information and behaviors with Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Supervisor.
- Maintains patient dignity and privacy, to the extent possible.
- Provides excellent customer service: Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy at all times.
- Supports the mission, goals, policies, and standards of patient care and nursing.
- Medical Center and unit policies and work rules are recognized, supported and implemented.
- Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Qualifications:
- Basic Life Support
- Ability to complete assigned task by meeting quality standards in a timely manner
- Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability toprioritize and plan work activities
- Ability to use time efficiently and plan for additional resources
- Ability to effectively communicate with different personalities
- Ability to observe safety and security procedures
- Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less
- Ability to identify and distinguish colors
- Ability to work in an environment with frequent periods of moderate noise
- Ability to walk, stand, and sit for long periods of time
- Ability to use hands to finder, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
- Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
- CNA/EMT/LPN Certification
- BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer date
- Hold a current State of Illinois registry document as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or completion of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification culminating in licensure in the state of Illinois or completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (program culminating in licensure in the State of Illinois. Effective 11/22/2019, we can also accept a Medical Assistant with the following: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologist (AMT), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical assistants (AAMA), OR equivalent Medical Assistant Credential such as Certified Clinical Medical Assistant CCMA, etc.
- Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. 1 year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
Physical/Mental Requirements and Typical Working Conditions:
- Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death
- Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position
- Work in an isolcation center for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, but who do not require hospitalization
- Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s)
- Frequently required to sit/stand/walk
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