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Steward Health Care System Student Nursing Assistant - Per Diem in Brockton, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

The Patient Observer is responsible for maintaining patient safety for his/her assigned patient and to provide a safe and comfortable environment for those patients at risk of harming themselves or others. This observer will be assigned to monitored observation assignments.

Key Reponsibilities:

• Review and verbalize all related policies • Receive report from RN and handoff from previous observer • Verbalize the reason for the monitored observation • Continuously observe the patient/s by viewing: Through a monitor From door of patient room Inside patient room • Document appropriately on monitored observation screen (or paper during downtime) every 1 hour • Use bed exit alarm, chair alarm for all fall risk patients • Notify RN when there is a need for personal care and cleanliness • Offer nutrition and fluids as directed by RN, be aware of diet restrictions and/or chocking risk • Offer diversion activities as directed by RN • Notify RN when there are restless indications for need to toilet • Accompany to bathroom if approved by RN (eg. Patient ambulates well on his/her own) and leave door open to visualize patient at all times • Notify RN if patient has complaints of any kind for example: pain or constipation • Verbalize about reporting escalating behaviors/change in mental status to RN immediately • Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques: Introduce self, including title and role Address patient by surname, until patient requests otherwise Communicate in a clear, calm manner • Demonstrate how and when two patient identifiers must be utilized • Demonstrate proper use of the hospital bed: leave in low position, set and reset the bed exit alarm, brakes, call bell • Change bed position under the direction of the RN (eg head of bed up or down)

Required Knowledge & Skills:

• Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language. • Able to complete mathematical computations required to perform treatment protocols. • Exhibit a caring compassionate manner


High School graduate


Experience in a hospital setting


CPR/BLS certification


Meditech - HIPPA paperwork and Meditech access will be obtained through the nurse manager.