Patient Observer-Behav Care (PRN, Greenville Memorial) - #197670

Palmetto Health

Date: 04/08/2021 22:30 PM

City: Greenville, South Carolina

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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Job Summary

Observes patients and ensures patient safety while actively preventing self-harm or harm to others.


  • Observes assigned patient(s) and documents observations according to policy (restraint policy/suicide precautions). - 50%
  • Ensures patient safety. Identifies any potential risk to patient or to others. - 10%
  • Ensures the patient does not leave the room unattended and notifies/engages assistance from unit staff and/or Security if patient tries to leave the unit/facility. - 5%
  • Reports unusual occurrences, problems and/or changes to assigned Registered Nurse. - 5%
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting patient needs such as vital signs, hygiene, linen changes, turning and positioning, eating, ambulation, patient transfers and transports. - 5%
  • Provides comfort measures and diversional activities as directed by Registered Nurse. - 5%
  • Accurately documents treatments/procedures, observations, nursing care and patient activities according to Policies and Procedures. - 5%
  • Assists nurse and/or MD with patient care, procedures/treatments as appropriate. * - 5%
  • Maintains patient confidentiality. - 5%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. - 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education - High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience - No previous experience required

Required Licensures

  • Certified Nursing Assistant certified Patient Care Assistant or equivalent training
  • CPR Heartsaver

Other Required Skills/Experience -

Must possess the knowledge and skills to care for patients; other training as required by department.

Work Shift

Evening (United States of America)


Greenville Memorial Med Campus


1008 Greenville Memorial Hospital


10089251 Sitters/Observers

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