Under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse, provides close observation of patients and assists in the provision of a safe and clean environment. Responsible for providing close and/or continuous visual and tactile observation of patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as self-injury or harm to others. May ambulate and assist the patient in and out of bed/chair with approval from the charge nurse/RN. He/She is accountable to the registered nurse/charge nurse responsible for coordinating unit activities and will receive assignment from Staffing office or leader designee. Participates as a team member to ensure appropriate resources to all internal/external customers. Required to float to various units and departments throughout all Palomar Health facilities. Speaks and reads English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position which includes the ability to interact verbally and in writing with assigned patients. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.
|Minimum Education: ||High School Diploma and/or combination of education and experience|
|Preferred Education: |
|Minimum Experience: ||2 years patient care experience or 24 months post high school education|
|Preferred Experience: ||3 years patient care experience with 24 months post high school education|
|Required Certification: ||American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider|
Crisis Prevention (CPI) within 6 months of hire
|Preferred Certification: ||Not Applicable|
|Required License: ||Not Applicable|
|Preferred License: ||Not Applicable|
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