Flex Patient Observer - #19543999

Partners Healthcare System


Date: Apr 7, 2021
City: Northampton, MA
Contract type: Full time
Partners Healthcare System

The Patient Care Observer is responsible for remaining in constant attendance with an assigned patient to help maintain the patient's safety under the direction of the unit's Shift Charge Nurse.


This position is part of the 1199SEIU Bargaining Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.


This position reports to the Nurse Manager and operates within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.


Flex observers will generally work 24 hours per week. However, based upon the Hospital's patient care requirements as determined at the discretion of the flex observer's manager or designee, a flex observer may be required to flex her/his hours either up 8 hours or down 8 hours within a week. Call is required for this position.


Flex time observers in a 24 hour position will receive health and dental benefits consistent with how regularly scheduled 30 hour observers receive those benefits. Flex observers will be paid each week based on how many hours worked and/or benefit time usage - although they are eligible to receive health and dental insurance benefits consistent with a 30-hour observer.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Ability to communicate with children and /or adults required

  • De-Escalation training required within 6 months

  • Experience working in a clinical environment preferred

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