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Telesitter Observer (TSO) Per Diem Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthThe TeleSitter Observer provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. The TSO verbally redirects the patient from engaging in at risk behaviors; summons the Nursing staff if the patient requires assistance; is knowledgeable and supportive of patient and institutional confidentiality and related hospital policies; serves as a Patient Safety Companion at the bedside observing and assisting with keeping patients safe.* Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the AvaSys TeleSitter Solution Software; capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at a time and remaining alert at all times while on duty.* Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects the patient over a digital 2-way audio device and immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.* Participates in hand-off of information/behavior about assigned patients at the beginning and upon completion of the shift assignment.* Provides patients with explanations as needed, but does not counsel or provide opinions.Seeks help as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to self or others. Participates in collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues and assures patient environment safety.* May sit with two patients in a semi-private room when observing and promoting patient safety by preventing falls, dislodging of tubes and IV lines.* Promotes the comfort and protects the dignity of the observed patient.* Provides comfort measures, including feeding patients without swallowing difficulties.* Delivers on our Promise by always demonstrating excellent patient experience behaviors. * Conveys compassion and respect for the patient/customer and co-worker. Consistently delivers the nursing 5 must haves to include: purposeful hourly rounding, using whiteboard as tool for patient communication, bedside shift report/handoff , "M" in the box - explanation about medication, AIDET. Consistent utilizes the other Mercy Health customer experience tools including 5 Foot/10 Foot rule, iCare and Caring Out Loud. (Note: Failure to perform satisfactorily in this essential function will block incumbent from a satisfactory performance evaluation rating.)LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS (must be non-expired/active unless otherwise stated):Required:Heartsaver or Basic Life Support certification requiredMINIMUM EDUCATIONRequired Minimum Education: HS Diploma or GEDPhysical DemandsOccasional - 1 to 33% of workdayFrequent - 34 to 66% of workdayConstant - 67 - 100% of workdayNot at all - 0% of workdayOccasionalSitting, Unilateral Vertical Reach 36-72"; Bed-cart transfer with 200# person and assist of one with sheet; Lift 0-50#, 6-36" from floor; climbing stairs; operating machines (2hand(s)), operating machines 2foot/feet).FrequentStanding, walking 2.3 mph, 0 incline; unilateral horizontal reach 0-18"; bilateral carry, 30', 27#; push/pull 100', 19ft lbs; hold 200# patient sidelying while doing procedure x 2 minutes; roll 200# patient away/toward self; transfer 105# person chair-chair 5x/hr with gait belt; move 200# person up in bed with assist of one and sheet; lift 0-30#, 6"-36" from floor; lift 0-20# 36"-48" from floor; lift 0-20# 6"-72" from floor.ConstantBilateral fine motor manipulation; functional near, far, color vision aided or unaided; functional hearing aided or unaided; functional verbal communication skills; working overtime as assigned to meet operational/patient care demands.Not at AllClimbing ladders; working from heights; crawling; kneeling; runningCategory I job classification - HMHP employees who have jobs with tasks that routinely involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues and/or used sharps.Job Hazard Risks:LiftingInfectious Disease ExposureHazard Materials Exposure (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)Workplace Violence PotentialMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:0.01Work Shift: All Department: Other Ancillary Services - Youngstown Regional OfficeAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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