Environmental Observation Associate (Temporary)

Bridgeport, CT
Feb 27, 2020

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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.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Under the direction of the Charge RN, the environmental observation associate rounds on unit observing potential risks in the psychiatric environment that have been identified in a risk assessment. Checklist documentation will be completed and any identified environmental risks or patients observed at risk in the environment will be reported to the Charge RN or PSM.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. 1. Completes Environmental Rounds per time requirements 1.1 Rounds on units as assigned at assigned time intervals. 1.2 documents on checklist status of environmental risks 1.3 Reports to charge RN any identified environmental concerns. 1.4 Notify nursing staff as needed patient safety observations. 2. Ensures patient safety and dignity during assigned shift 2.1 Maintains continues visual contact of patient at all times as assigned 2.2 Ensures safety by being alert and attentive to detail at all times 2.3 Is able to verbalize reason for patient observation and potential environmental risks 2.4 Ensures proper handoff to other environmental observation associates

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

High school diploma or equivalent

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum 6 months' work experience or a college internship program, preferably in a Healthcare/Human Services setting

 

HOURS

 

Evening/Night, three (8) hour shifts/week with every other weekend and holidays.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Able to uphold Standards of Professional Behavior. Able to work in a locked setting. Able to work in a team. Attention to detail is vital. Prolonged walking and standing through the work shift

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Must be able to walk consistently throughout shift.

 

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Job Info

Job: 16008

Department: RSU Psych Float
Category: NON - CLINICAL OTHER
Sub Category: PATIENT CARE SUPPORT
Status: Temporary Non-Benefits Eligible
Shift: E/N
Hours: 24

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