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Environmental Observation Associate (Temporary)

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewTo be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.Under the direction of the Charge RN, the environmental observation associate rounds on unit observing potential risks in the psychiatric environment that have been identified in a risk assessment. Checklist documentation will be completed and any identified environmental risks or patients observed at risk in the environment will be reported to the Charge RN or PSM.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Responsibilities 1. 1. Completes Environmental Rounds per time requirements 1.1 Rounds on units as assigned at assigned time intervals. 1.2 documents on checklist status of environmental risks 1.3 Reports to charge RN any identified environmental concerns. 1.4 Notify nursing staff as needed patient safety observations. 2. Ensures patient safety and dignity during assigned shift 2.1 Maintains continues visual contact of patient at all times as assigned 2.2 Ensures safety by being alert and attentive to detail at all times 2.3 Is able to verbalize reason for patient observation and potential environmental risks 2.4 Ensures proper handoff to other environmental observation associates QualificationsEDUCATIONHigh school diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCEMinimum 6 months' work experience or a college internship program, preferably in a Healthcare/Human Services settingLICENSUREN/AHOURSTemporary Part time Evenings working 24 hours/week with every other weekend.SPECIAL SKILLSAble to uphold Standards of Professional Behavior. Able to work in a locked setting. Able to work in a team. Attention to detail is vital. Prolonged walking and standing through the work shiftPHYSICAL DEMANDMust be able to walk consistently throughout shift.YNHHS Requisition ID24853

Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport , Environmental Observation Associate (Temporary), Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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