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Patient Observer

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital


Torrington, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 26.5
Job Shift: Shift 3
Shift Details:

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.  CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.


POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE: To observe and assist with safety-related patient issues.  To appropriately intervene, assist, and call for further assistance as needed. All essential functions and interactive skills are under the direction of the registered nurse.



  • Assists with ambulation, transfer and positioning techniques.
  • Performs hand and face washing.
  • Assists with meal and snack set-up.  
  • Performs mouth care, including denture cleaning and storage.
  • Displays and upholds CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity.  Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie. 
  • Performs various patient care duties as delegated by the registered nurse and documents accordingly. 




  • Strong communications skills.
  • Awareness of patient comfort needs.
  • CPR Certification required.
  • CNA Certification preferred. 
  • Interactive/diversional activities training.
  • Standard and safety precautions knowledge
  • Patient rights education.
  • Displays CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity.
  • Experience as a CNA or home care companion preferred.



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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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