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Patient Observation Attendant at St. Luke's University Health Network

Patient Observation Attendant

St. Luke's University Health Network Allentown, PA Part-Time
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St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Patient Observation Attendant observes patients under the close supervision and direction of the registered nurse.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports on/off duty to the registered nurse assigned to care for patient.
  • Receives specific observation guidelines from the registered nurse for each patient /shift/ assignment.
  • Provides a safe environment for the patient, under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Remains with patient AT ALL TIMES as directed by the registered nurse.
  • Identifies self to patient and/or family members or significant others.
  • Provide continual observation and monitoring of patient.
  • Reports behavior changes and patient requests to patient care provider; registered nurse. DOES NOT leave patient unattended, even while reporting observations.
  • Accompany patient to/from and during tests or treatments.
  • May assist patient with set up of meals and fluids (only if no known swallowing deficiencies).
  • Maintain patient room in neat, orderly manner.
  • Reports on/off duty to the registered nurse assigned to care for patient.
  • Receives specific observation guidelines from the registered nurse for each patient /shift/ assignment.
  • Provides a safe environment for the patient, under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Provides constant observation of patient as directed by registered nurse.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 15 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 250 pounds via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates normal conversation and high/low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.

EDUCATION:  

High school graduate or equivalent.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  

Must complete mandatory education and competencies required for position.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!





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