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Observer - Kenansville

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Job ID: 960938
Facility: ECU Health Duplin
Dept: Emergency Department
Location: Kenansville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2022

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Duplin Hospital

ECU Health Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina. The 15-bed emergency department serves approximately 25,000 patients per year. In addition to providing general medical and surgical services, ECU Health Duplin Hospital offers chemotherapy and other cancer infusion interventions and has earned national designation as a Primary Stroke Center.

Position Summary

The Observer is a member of the healthcare team.  The Observer is responsible for monitoring one or more assigned patients on a designated unit for a specified time period. The Observer alerts the patient's assigned nurse and/or supervisor if the patient exhibits risk of harming himself/herself or others.  The Observer may be delegated patient care tasks within his/her scope of practice in addition to monitoring the patient while under the supervision of the nurse.


  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Monitors the patient for signs of escalating behaviors.
  • Immediately alerts the patient's nurse, charge nurse and /or supervising nurse when the patient exhibits risk of harming himself/herself or others.
  • Maintains observation according to the patient's plan of care and as ordered by the provider.
  • Communicates effectively with the patient's care team.  Receives report from the patient's nurse / charge nurse or supervising nurse prior to assuming assignment.
  • Provides meaningful handoff communication to the patient's nurse / charge nurse or supervising nurse when relieved of duties. (i.e. end of shift, breaks, etc.)
  • Documents accurate and timely observations on monitoring tools/forms/patient record as requested.
  • Provides hazard surveillance and reduces risk within the patient's physical environment (remove potential harmful objects)
  • Engages the patient appropriately in distraction activities as needed.
  • Maintains own knowledge base to perform position responsibilities and seeks professional development opportunities.
  • Clinical Observers will provide patient care within scope of practice at the direction of the nurse.

Minimum Requirements

  • De-escalation training
  • VH Module (Managing Escalating Behavior) or equivalent preferred. 
  • Minimum of six months experience as a member of a healthcare team is preferred.

Other Information


Shift(s): nights, rotating weekends; 8 and 12 hour shifts 

Emergency Department 

Great benefits 

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Nadia Moore, BA, MBA, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 917-7122


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