Observation Associate

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NEW HAVEN, CT
Nov 20, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Observation Associate maintains continuous visual and arm's length contact with the patient to ensure the patient's safety and dignity. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" Service Excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Ensures the patient's safety and dignity during their assigned shift.
    • 1.1 Maintains continuous visual contact with the patient at all times.
  • 2. Practices proper communications and customer relations skills to ensure patient satisfaction.
    • 2.1 Identifies self to the patient's assigned nurse and receives report on the patient, at all times.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


High School diploma or equivalent.


EXPERIENCE


YNHH training in patient/customer relations or equivalent. Minimum 6 months work experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.


LICENSURE


N/A


SPECIAL SKILLS


Possess the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations. Demonstrate a caring, positive attitude towards patients and families


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Consistent use of body mechanics. Work involves sitting in a chair for long periods of time; stands and walks through department or facility as required.


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Job Info

Job: 12049

Department: ED Nursing Staff
Category: NURSING-SUPPORT
Sub Category: PATIENT CARE SUPPORT
Status: Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Shift: AS NEEDED
Hours: .04

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