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Community Medical Centers of Fresno, CA Patient Observer (Sitter), Float team in Fresno, California

Community Medical Centers has been providing central California with the highest level of care available in the region. Community Regional Medical Center measures up with top hospitals nationally and is the 3rd largest in California! With 685 beds, we are home to the only comprehensive Burn and Level I Trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in California! We have an 84-bed Level III NICU and plan to significantly expand pediatric specialty care. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We're affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility; trained 3,000 Medical Doctor's to date plus continuous invests in research and training grants.

The Patient Observer remains in close physical proximity and visual contact with assigned patient(s) whose behavior puts them at risk to harm themselves or others, including if they decide to leave against medical advice.

  1. Identifies themselves to the patient at time of arrival and introduces a new Observer at time of shift change or upon preparation for transport to different treatment area.

  2. Stays with an assigned patient at all times and maintains communication in order to ensure that the patient doesn't attempt any harmful actions.

  3. Waits just outside the door of the assigned patient's room while physician or other staff, conduct private exams.

  4. Ensures the removal of any potentially hazardous objects from the assigned patient's room. Educates the assigned patient of why the items are being removed.

  5. If assigned patient displays any harmful behavior, the Observer will physically intervene, if able to do safely, and call for immediate assistance.

  6. If assigned patient attempts to leave the unit, the Observer will attempt to verbally stop the individual and then call for assistance from the nurse, attending physician or security.

  7. Completes continuous observation/restraint documentation as required.

  8. Answers call lights and responds to assigned patient needs accordingly or communicates patient needs to appropriate member of the healthcare team.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


• High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or Completion of a CMC Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Certificate required

• Currently enrolled in or previously completed healthcare coursework preferred


• 3 months of experience in a healthcare environment preferred

Licenses and Certifications

• BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required

Requisition ID: 2020-19359

Facility (Tazworks integration): Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC)

Updated Date: 10/20/2020

External Company Name: Community Medical Centers of Fresno, CA

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Street: 2823 Fresno St