About the unit
The Medical Observation Unit consists of 54 beds. Patients are categorized as Observation secondary to insurance requirements. This is medical unit. Patients are admitted from the Emergency Department with mental status changes, long term placement needs, pain, cardiac, TIA, r/o CVA, UTI, pneumonia, geriatric, and behavioral issues. If patients meet criteria for higher level of care they will be transferred to the assigned progressive or inpatient unit. Staff complete an assessment and shift documentation according to the Observation documentation policy. There is rapid patient turnover on this unit between patient discharges and transfers. May complete 1-4 discharge, transfers, and assessments during a 12 Hour shift.
About Royal Oak Hospital
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #2 hospital in Michigan and one of the top hospitals in the country. It is a major academic and referral center with Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma designations. The advanced capabilities and clinical expertise within this center have earned it Magnet designation four consecutive times and has the distinct honor of housing Michigan's first Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence.
Scope of work
Coordinates aspects of patient care by managing communication and clerical tasks essential to the functioning of the unit. In addition to communication and clerical tasks, she/he monitors and stocks supplies. Provides patient care and related functions as delegated by and under the direction of a registered nurse.
High school graduate or equivalent
Completion of nursing assistant program and/or one year of nursing assistant experience preferred.
Nursing Assistant certification preferred.
American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support required
Primary LocationSITE - Royal Oak Hospital - 3601 W 13 Mile Road - Royal Oak
Department NameNursing Medical Observation Unit - Royal Oak
Employment TypePart time
ShiftRotating (United States of America)
Weekly Scheduled Hours0.04
Hours of Work6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Days WorkedMonday to Friday
Weekend FrequencyVariable weekends
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