Roanoke, VA, USA
The Resource Pool offers endless opportunities to expand your experience. Resource Pool staff work in multiple areas of the hospital including Mother Baby, Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Psych, Intensive Care Units, Medical Surgical and Progressive Care Units. The Resource Pool consists of Registered Nurses, Clinical Associates Applicants, Nursing Assistants and Patient Observation Assistants staff covering 24x7. Patient Observation Assistant duties include, but are not limited to taking the patient's blood pressure, check oxygen and temperature, assisting the patients with bathing, meals, toileting, ambulation, and taking care of their basic needs. The Patient Observation Assistant role will include one-on-one care of patients on suicide or safety precautions. Successful candidate MUST BE able to attend required orientation classes during day time hours, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, for the first 3-4 weeks of employment. These classes are mandatory! The Patient Observation Assistant provides observation of assigned patients and performs basic clinical services relating to the care, cleanliness, safety and comfort for patients of all ages. Interact with patients, physicians, families, visitors, management, ancillary departments and the general public. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development through the life span, possess the ability to recognize and report data reflective of the patients' status and identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age and specific needs. Maintain patient confidentiality. May be exposed to infectious diseases, bio-hazardous materials, including regulated medical wastes, and combative patients. Physical requirements include prolonged periods of inactivity, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching, walking, etc Empower physicians, clinicians, and other professionals to remain as productive, effective, and efficient as possible. Ensure a positive patient experience. Realize your most important career aspirations with Carilion Clinic. Offering career stability, extensive training, and real advancement opportunities, our community-based healthcare network includes seven hospitals, two of which are Magnet ® designated; multi-specialty physician practices; and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. This is your opportunity to join a Joint Commission-accredited region leader that has been cited as a Top 10 Hospital in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, we inspire optimal health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Join an organization that provides quality care to nearly 1 million Virginians a year, and learn how working with a regional leader can enhance your potential to succeed. Minimum Qualifications
Education: High school graduate or GED, required. Experience: None required. Licensure/Certification: Must successfully complete AHA- BLS Course within 6 months of hire. Other: Effective interpersonal, communication, and team work skills. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position.