PT Obs Assistant PDM
Allentown, PA 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest * Clinical Services Observation
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA
Clerical & Administrative Support
Per Diem Status, Multiple Shifts, variable
Posted 06/02/2023
Req # 58953
Union: N/A
Join a team that delivers excellence.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is home to nearly 20,000 colleagues who make up our talented, vibrant and diverse workforce.
Join our team and experience firsthand what it's like to be part of a health care organization that's nationally recognized, forward-thinking and offers plenty of opportunity to do great work.
Job Summary:
Participates in the collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues. Provides continuous observation or constant roving to observe and intervene when risky patient behaviors are identified. Communicates with the patients to deescalate tense situations, verbal communication with care team members, and documents in the patients electronic medial record in regular intervals. Performs or assist patients with ADL's, meals, and ambulates patients. Ensures that the patient environment is safe and reports any safety hazards to the nurse. Provides continuous, direct, one-to-one patient visual and audible observation of patients of all ages to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.

Education - Required:

Education - Preferred:
  • Successful completion of Crisis Management Course.

Experience - Required:
  • Must be 18 years old or older

Experience - Preferred:
  • less than 1 year Healthcare setting experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Required:
  • Ability to recognize and report data reflective of the patients' status and identify each patient's specific needs.
  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Knowledge of the principles of growth and development through the life span.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.

Certifications - Required:
  • BLS - Basic Life Support within 30 Days and
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED within 30 Days
LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER.
We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified, which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.
These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence - you will have a rewarding and successful career here.
Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 18 years
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