Behavioral Observer- Emergency Department Nights


Biweekly Hours: 72.00

Shift: 7p-7a

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), provides constant patient observation, which may include more than one patient and may be conducted either in-person or via a video camera monitoring system. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Required: High School Diploma or passage of a high school equivalency exam. Must successfully complete training as prescribed by MetroHealth prior to performing job responsibilities. Basic computer skills to document observations electronically. Possesses current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA), or obtains within 90 days of hire. Existing Behavioral Observers should possess certification by 12/31/2017. Preferred: Currently enrolled as a medical or nursing student. Prior healthcare experience involving patient care. Physical Requirements: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Must be able to clearly see all patients for which one is responsible. Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications. Ability to read job related documents. Ability to use computer and document observations.