Observation Technician - Full-time 40hrs./week - Rotating schedule

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Job ID: 55411
Area of Interest: Nursing Support
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: 40 hours a week / Rotate 8 hr. and 12 hrs. shifts
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:

The Observation Tech position is a unique opportunity to join a startup program at UMMC. Observation Techs are Certified Nursing Assistants who utilize their training in a virtual setting. Observation Techs monitor 6 or more patients at a time through state-of-the-art audio and video equipment relayed through a computer workstation.  This role is essential in ensuring patient safety by providing monitored care to patients at UMMC while also providing support and relief to bedside staff members by keeping an eye on the patient who pose a fall risk, possible elopement, risk to themselves, or other concerns that necessitate 24 hour monitored surveillance.  This role is the new way that sitter/companion care will be provided in hospitals, and UMMC has been a leader as an early adopter of the service. 

What You Need to Be Successful:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent (GED). 

  2. Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant preferred.

  3. Current CPR certification required - by the American Heart Association.

  4. Basic computer operations skills required. 

  5. Six months of prior direct, patient care work experience in a health care facility is preferred.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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