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Remote Observation Tech

Requisition #

52185BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

11-Feb-2019

Dept. Name

Remote Observation Montoring

Hours Per Week

20

Contract

ANW L113 Residual Workers

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 52185
  • Places patients under continuous visual monitoring.
  • Ensures that patient information is entered and sent into system correctly
  • Introduces self to patients over Continuous Visual Monitoring system
  • Monitors and redirects up to twelve patients at a time
  • Maintains eyes and concentration on screen at all times
  • Calls the bedside staff if there is an issue
  • Makes observations/collects and reports data
  • Never leaves monitor station unattended
  • Provides patient with explanations as necessary, but does not counsel or provide opinions
  • Demonstrates behaviors in line with service excellence
  • Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others.
  • Calls requesting unit to determine needs
  • Demonstrates familiarity and skill with the equipment. Shows understanding of the equipment and use
  • Receives Handoff from previous monitor room staff to include # being monitored, behaviors they have learned, interventions that are effective and incidents that happened
  • Demonstrates warmth, social courtesies, concern, and respect to patients and families, and unit staff
  • Attends to patient needs promptly, giving full attention when providing care
  • Verbally redirects patient over communication device
  • Notifies RN on unit if cart or system is not working correctly, including if viewing of patient is lost.
  • Uses paging system to communicate with all charge nurses and appropriate leaders when system is down.
  • Effectively runs scheduled and unscheduled downtime procedures
  • Records and checks all required information on requests, requisitions and/or computer entry to other departments
  • Processes and facilitates the coordination of orders in proper sequence including multi-step orders
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all hospital computer information systems as used by the unit
  • Completes computer and/or hardware related issue prevention and maintenance tasks including follow-up to ensure resolution to outstanding issues
  • Maintains unit communication system/paper patient records for easy access and retrieval of informational reports
  • Discusses and provides documentation of performance review with Manager or Supervisor
  • Identifies developmental goals and plan
  • Completes all mandatory education requirements: ERTK, Fire Safety, Emergency Codes, Environmental Management and Hazardous Wastes, and Other education that becomes available during the year
  • Attends staff meetings and educational meetings and shift safety huddles
    Incorporates changes in unit practice into daily workflow
  • Contributes to Performance Improvement and helps implement those initiatives
  • Potential patient care problems are communicated to the proper care team member
  • Follows established procedures to facilitate patient placement
  • Assists with patient flow operations as delegated by charge nurse
  • Facilitates patient discharge process as needed
  • Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes
  • Follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors
  • Understands, executes, and explains the complete Remote Observation Policy
  • Communicates and follows staffing procedures for the department

Education

• 1 – 2 years college/vocational education – or 2 quarters of clinical experience in a nursing program – or Medical Assistant Certification or a graduate of an approved Allina Health program

• Preferred: At least 2 years post-secondary

Qualification/Skills

  • One – two years of patient care experience in an acute care setting – or - completion of at least one nursing clinical rotations – or - telehealth experience with patient interaction
  • Two years demonstrated computer experience within the past 3 years – Typing proficiency in Word and email.
  • Excellent communication, ability to speak calmly and clearly.
  • English proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and accurately to various situations.
  • Ability to think and assess quickly and effectively
  • Electronic medical record experience preferred
  • Medical terminology preferred


Work Schedule

  • 20 hours per week
  • Nights (2300-0730)
  • No block scheduling
  • Every other weekend
  • L113 Contract
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

52185BR
Patient Care Suppt / Nrsg Asst