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Behavioral Patient Observer

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

This position supports Mercys philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional video camera monitoring under the supervision of a Shift Supervisor. The video camera monitor tech provides 24/7 continuous observation of the treatment milieu within the Behavioral Unit.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Demonstrates ability to observe, monitor and identify potential safety risks throughout the unit.
Promptly communicates significant events such as an accident, injury and/or behavioral problems to Shift Supervisor.
Works closely with the Shift Supervisor on each unit
Completion of Task Competency Checklist.
Demonstrates sole responsibility for continuous visualization of video camera monitor screen.
Promptly alerts appropriate staff to respond to a potential safety event.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent, effective and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to function independently and as a collaborative member of the healthcare team

Efficient time management and organizational skills

Manages stress appropriately to include multitasking, concentration to detail and handling of sentinel events

Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred

Previous Patient Care Technician experience preferred

Education-Required vs. Preferred

High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Mental Health background preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association preferred.

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday

Sitting

Use of fingers

Talking

Hearing

Repetitive motion

Frequent = 34-66% of workday

Reaching

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Standing

Walking

Lifting

Balancing

Stooping

Kneeling

Crouching

Pushing

Pulling

Grasping

Feeling

Climbing

Handling

Physical Demand Requirements

Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently

Employment Type

Behavioral Patient Observer FEATUREDBehavioral Health UnitCedar Rapids, IAFull Time, Night Shift, nights, every other weekendReq # 15081 This position supports Mercys philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional video camera

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