Patient Care Sitter

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Department:
Med/Telemetry

Schedule/Status:

7am-7pm; Full Time

Standard Hours/Week:

40

General Description:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, the Patient Care Sitter is responsible for constant face-to-face observation, healing interaction, and meets the immediate safety needs of the patient by observing the patient in the patient room at all times. Responds to patient requests and performs other functions to ensure optimum patient care. Communicates in a timely manner to RN/Charge Nurse changes in patient condition. Demonstrates competency in all procedures within scope of practice, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Under direct supervision of the RN, the sitter will provide direct observation of patients for the purpose of providing a safer environment for the patient. Observes the patient (or patients if 2 patients in a semi-private room) for unsafe behaviors, such as pulling at lines, drains and tubes, attempting to get out of bed without assistance or self-harm. Uses healing conversation, re-orientation and/or distraction tools and strategies to re-direct the patient with courtesy, respect, patience and understanding.
  • The sitter will work under the direct supervision of RN, and provide status updates and reports regarding the patient. Together with the Registered Nurse, interventions and goals will be established for the patient. Refers questions about the patient to the nurse or physician.
  • The sitter provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding
    patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals; emptying trash. When patient is done eating, puts items back on tray, covers and leaves by door for pick up. CNA's working as sitters provide routine care to the patient as outlined in the C.N.A. job description.
  • Responsible for ensuring that patient room and bathroom is kept neat and clean - assists the Hospitality Services Department by straightening patient room during shift (trash, furniture, organizing counters and tables with patient input).
  • Actively works to provide a healing environment to the patient including keeping area in and around the patient room quiet at all times.
  • Assists with ambulation as requested.
  • Follows sitter guidelines as outlined in Nursing Procedure: #2.1.05.
  • Protects organizations value by keeping patients information confidential.
  • Informs nurse if patient expresses any idea to hurt him/herself or others
  • Knows fire, disaster and safety procedures and regulations as pertains to the work area.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Formal Education:
  • High School Diploma/GED required.

Work Experience:
  • No experience required.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
  • N/A


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