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Video Monitor/Patient Care Tech

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 15135

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.


Summary:
Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. Maintain patient safety utilizing a video monitoring system under the supervision of licensed professional staff. Works as a Patient Care Technician when video monitoring function is not required.

 

Responsibilities:
1. Maintains visual observation of specified patients at all times. Verbally redirects patient over digital 2 way audio device that is in the patient room. Immediately summons nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.
2. Monitors and maintains safety of up to 12 patients via video monitoring using communication and alerts to the clinical staff and re-direction to any patient at risk for injury.
3. Provides appropriate care to this patient population based on the patients individualized treatment plan as delegated by the RN.
4. Participates in a required handoff of pertinent information and behaviors about assigned patients upon arriving on the unit and at change of shift. Arranges meal break times with charge nurse so that relief may be provided to ensure constant patient ob
5. Provides patient with verbal direction as necessary. Demonstarates behaviors in line with WCHN Service Excellence Standards
6. Works as a Patient Care Technician if the video monitoring function is not required.
7. Follows safe work practices, attitudes, safety rules, and prevents unsafe conditions and behaviors. Participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.
8. Seeks help or assistance when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others. Identifies, escalates and reports to the covering RN or charge nurse, any potential safety hazards. Ensures any identified safety issue has been addressed and acted
9. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:
Required: Data entry. Minimum 6 months experience as Patient Care Technician. Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the video monitoring system software. Excellent verbal communication skills (must speak and understand English). Excellent service excellent behaviors. Minimum Experience: zero to six months Desired: Previous experience in the acute care setting. Previous direct patient care experience. Bilingual. Nursing Assistant certification preferred,

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Night 8

Work Shift: This is a straight 8 hour night po


Org Unit: 389

Department: Nursing Monitor Techs

 

Exempt: No

 

Grade: U2


Education:
Essential:
* HS Graduate or Equivalent
Working conditions:
Essential:
* Some manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Significant occupational risk
* Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
* Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

 

EOE, including disability/vets.


We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Norwalk

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Video Monitor/Patient Care Tech

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Norwalk, Connecticut US

Job Number: 45286