Job Description

LVHN-Pocono · PCS Observation Support
200 E Brown St East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Nursing Support
Per Diem Status, Day Shift, 7a-330p Weekend/Holiday/On Call as assigned
Posted 04/09/2021
Req # 25819
Union: 70 – SEIU
Imagine a career at one of the nation’s most advanced health networks.
Be part of an exceptional health care experience. Join the inspired, passionate team at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a nationally recognized, forward-thinking organization offering plenty of opportunity to do great work.
LVHN has been ranked among the “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years. We’re a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored five times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes in our Lehigh Valley region. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg, Lehigh Valley Hospital- Hazleton, and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono each received an ‘A’ grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group in 2020, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN’s commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day.
Whether you’re considering your next career move or your first, you should consider Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Participates in the collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues. Provides continuous observation or constant roving to observe and intervene when risky patient behaviors are identified. Communicates with the patients to deescalate tense situations, verbal communication with care team members, and documents in the patients electronic medial record in regular intervals. Performs or assist patients with ADL’s, meals, and ambulates patients. Ensures that the patient environment is safe and reports any safety hazards to the nurse. Provides continuous, direct, one-to-one patient visual and audible observation of patients of all ages to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.

 

Education – Required

  • High School Diploma/GED

 

Education – Preferred
  • Successful completion of Crisis Management Course.

 

Experience – Preferred
  • less than 1 year Healthcare setting experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Required
  • Ability to recognize and report data reflective of the patients’ status and identify each patient’s specific needs.
  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Knowledge of the principles of growth and development through the life span.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.

 

Certifications – Required
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification Upon Hire and
  • BLS – Basic Life Support within 30 Days and
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED within 30 Days
Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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