Safety Observation Technician
What You Will Do:The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) provides the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve. Our medical center is home to leading-edge technology, nationally recognized quality, personalized service and outstanding people. We have 272 beds, 2,200 employees and 700 physicians. Our patients and family members have access to the advanced resources of an academic medical center (UMMS) where education, innovation and research discoveries are aimed at improving the health care of our community members. Join our physicians and nursing staff specializing in emergency, acute, medical-surgical and critical care. Be Part of Something Greater! Responsibilities/Tasks Functions in a dependent role under the direct supervision of the Patient Flow Coordinator/Nursing Supervisor. Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. Verbally redirects the patient from engaging in risk behaviors. Summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance by communication device or STAT Alert Alarm (if appropriate). Knowledgeable and supportive of patient and Institutional confidentiality and related hospital policies.What You Need to Be Successful:Education High School diploma or equivalent required. Training/Certification Successful completion of Hospital Training Program required. BLS required. Skills Basic computer operations skills required. Basic Microsoft windows experience required. Ability to read and write required. Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond to patient behavioral changes. Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations required. Ability to work with others as a member of the health care team. Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff. Experience Prior nursing experience desirable.We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.