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Remote Observation Tech

Requisition #

44219BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

20-Apr-2018

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: 44219
  • Places patient under continuous visual monitoring.
  • Ensures that patient information is entered and sent into system correctly.
  • Introduces self to patient over Continuous Visual Monitoring system.
  • Monitors and redirects the patient
  • Maintains eyes and concentration on screen at all times.
  • Calls the nurse if there is an issue
  • Makes observations/collects and reports data
  • Never leave 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. Show understanding of the equipment and use.
  • Hand off with 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.
  • Attends to patient needs promptly, giving full attention when providing care.
  • Verbally redirects patient over communication device.
  • Records and checks all required information on requests, requisitions and/or computer entry to other departments.
  • Processing and facilitating 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
  • Other education that becomes available during the year
  • Attends staff meetings and educational meetings.
  • Incorporates changes in unit practice into daily workflow
  • Contributes to Performance Improvement as appropriate.
  • Potential patient care problems are communicated to the proper disciplinary care team member.
  • Responsibilities from Performance Improvement initiatives are implemented.
  • 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

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
  • At least 2 years post-secondary preferred

Qualification/Skills

  • One – two years in a patient care setting - or - completion of a least one nursing clinical rotation – or – telehealth experience
  • 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
  • 1-2 years in an acute care setting preferred
  • Electronic medical record experience preferred
  • Medical terminology preferred

Work Schedule

  • 20 hours per week
  • Rotating day/evening shift (0700-1530 and 1500-2330)
  • 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 #

44219BR
Patient Care Suppt / Nrsg Asst