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Environmental Observation Assistant

Job description          

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY THE TEAMSTERS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT Minimum - $15.00/hr. Maximum - $21.02/hr

Be a part of our Nationally Ranked Psychiatric Services by US News and World Reports.

Environmental Observation Associate – assigned to Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital – these positions are co-terminus (temporary)


Candidates hired into these co-terminus (temporary) positions will be in this role for 8-12 months depending upon department needs. At the completion of this role, employees in the Environmental Observation Associate/Assistant roles will have 90 days to secure another position for which you are qualified at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Charge RN, the Environmental Observation Assistant rounds on unit observing potential risks in the psychiatric environment that have been identified in a risk assessment. Checklist documentation will be completed and any identified environmental risks or patients observed at risk in the environment will be reported to the Charge RN or PSM.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Completes Environmental Rounds per time requirements 1.1. Rounds on units as assigned at assigned time intervals. 1.2. Documents on checklist status of environmental risks 1.3. Reports to charge RN any identified environmental concerns. 1.4. Notify nursing staff as needed patient safety observations. 2. Ensures patient safety and dignity during assigned shift 2.1. Maintains continues visual contact of patient at all times as assigned 2.2. Ensures safety by being alert and attentive to detail at all times 2.3. Is able to verbalize reason for patient observation and potential environmental risks 2.4. Ensures proper handoff to other environmental observation associates
QUALIFICATIONS:



EDUCATION:

High school diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 6 months' work experience or a college internship program, preferably in a Healthcare/Human Services setting

LICENSURE:

N/A

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Able to uphold Standards of Professional Behavior. Able to work in a locked setting. Able to work in a team. Attention to detail is vital.
Prolonged walking and standing through the work shift.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Maintains strict patient confidentiality. Adheres to Standards of Professional Behavior and High Reliability Organization Standards. Consistently demonstrates commitment to unit and patient safety,

COMPLEXITY:

N/A

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Must be able to walk consistently throughout shift.
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