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Great River Health Systems Constant Observer 1 (Sitter, Patient Observation) | 36 hours per week | Nursing Float Pool in West Burlington, Iowa

Minimum Hiring Wage:

From $15.50 per hour

Job Details:

Scheduled hours: 6:30pm-7:00am

Job Description:

Provides very basic patient care under the direction of a licensed nurse. A competent person who assumes responsibility for observation of patient activities to maintain patient safety. Provides reassurance to patients and family members. Works independently as well as functioning as a team member. Provides high quality care to the following patient populations: Geriatric, Medical/Surgical, Adult, Telemetry, and Psychiatric Issues.


Essential functions of the position:

  • Observation of patients to ensure their safety and the safety of staff

  • Observe patients' conditions/behavior and report changes to professional staff

  • Cleaning and straightening of patients rooms

  • Assist in the turning and repositioning of patients to prevent pressure ulcers

  • Appropriate use of bed/chair alarms for fall prevention

  • Document activities performed on the Frequent observation flow sheet documentation tool in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Regular and reliable attendance


We are excited to offer an aggressive compensation and benefits package for qualifying positions, which includes:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Matching 401(k) and 403(b) retirement programs, with on-site personal investment counseling

  • Health, Dental and Vision plans

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee discounts including car rental, cell-phone plans

  • Employer-paid, Long- term disability

  • Employer-paid, Life and AD&D

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Discounted cafeteria meals

  • Free employee gym membership

  • Employee Service Recognition program

  • Voluntary plans including: Life, AD&D, Critical Illness, Accident and Pet insurance

Great River Health and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and you are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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