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Observation Aide - Non Behavioral Health Units- Sitter - Apopka- Nights- Per Diem

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Florida Hospital

Observation Aide - Non Behavioral Health Units- Sitter – Apopka-Nights- Per Diem
Florida Hospital Apopka seeks to hire an Observation Aide - Non Behavioral Health Units who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Florida Hospital Apopka is just 12 miles northwest of Orlando, it is a small, yet advanced, 50-bed campus. Florida Hospital Apopka offers employees a flexible and supportive environment that allows for hands-on experience as part of a closely connected staff that feels more like family. There is a very welcoming environment, where you can get to know your peers, the support staff, and the leadership team. The new Florida Hospital Apopka will be just minutes away from our current site, on the corner of Ocoee-Apopka Road and Harmon Road — just off State Road 429. This convenient location will feature expanded services and amenities that build on the quality and personalized attention that you’ve come to trust over the last 40 years. In 2017 Florida Hospital will renew its commitment to enhancing the health and wellness of the Apopka community by opening a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital. Apopka residents will now have access to a host of new advanced services close to home — within a beautiful, family-friendly environment.

Department Profile:
Sitter Department meets the needs of our patients, families and significant others throughout care.

Work Hours/Shifts:
7pm-7am; Varies

Job Summary:
Under supervision of a professional nurse, Observation Aide provides continual observation to one or two patients, and assists the nursing staff in providing a clean, safe environment for the patient. This may include performing specific duties and activities of daily living in caring for adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, federal agencies, and accrediting bodies. Adheres to confidential information that is defined by requirements of the law and hospital personnel who are expected to obey strict ethical standards in keeping it secure. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • High School graduate or GED Certificate (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • State of Florida Nursing Assistant Certification or equivalent (CNA) or First Semester of an accredited Nursing school completed (Nurse Tech) with clinical rotation.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Current Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certification (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
  • Demonstrates qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, respect, sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Communicates effectively through use of talking and listening.
  • Maintains mental and emotional stability, using a courteous and calm approach in all contacts with patients, visitors, and health care team members.
  • Assists in and documents the delivery of patient care by performing specific patient care tasks as directed by the RN. These tasks may include (but are not limited to): Provides direct observation to 1-2 patients while performing the sitter role. Hygienic care- bathing, dressing, and grooming; demonstrating these skills as necessary. Feeds patient needing assistance or encouragement. Familiarizing patient with environment. Repositioning the patient as appropriate. Assist with other activities of daily living.
  • Maintains and reports pertinent observations which may include (but not limited to) the following: Notifies RN that a specimen is ready for collection. Change in patient behavior or symptoms. Completes Precaution Monitoring- (Baker Act/Marchman Act).
  • Assists with the continuity of patient care by maintaining a harmonious working relationship with and acting as a liaison between patient, family, and health care team members. This includes: Displaying a caring and courteous attitude. Maintaining patient confidentiality. Refusing to participate in unethical procedures. Responding immediately to patient needs. Coordinating break times with other care team members.
  • Communicates with health care team members and reports the following to the RN: Changes in behavior or symptoms. Any patient requests, complaints, needs or problems. Potential risks to the patient or others. Consults with RN to develop and modify the plan of care.
  • Maintains a safe patient environment by: Practicing principles of Body Substance Isolation and Infection Prevention. Assists patient as necessary to prevent injury. Identifies need to provide distraction activities and as directed. Maintains patients’ restrictions to assigned areas. Straightening the patient room. Cleaning the bedside and over-bed tables. Emptying trash as necessary during shift.
  • Recognizes potential safety hazards including malfunctioning equipment and intervenes appropriately: Accompanies and remains with patient to and from nursing units, providing continuous observation as directed.
  • Documents all care provided and reasons for not providing care. Reports changes in patient’s condition and recognizes emergencies.
  • Adheres to agency policies and procedures. Attends mandatory meetings, training sessions, in-services and team meetings. Meets productivity and completes all required education by the due date.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Observation Aide - Non Behavioral Health Units opportunity with Florida Hospital Apopka and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Sitter, Observation, Observer Aide, Health Unit

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