Job Description & Requirements
The Patient Sitter, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, will observe and interact with individual patients to ensure safety.
Demonstrates ability to perform patient observation to ensure safety.
Observes the patient's action and behaviors to ensure patient safety.
Establishes a positive relationship with patients / families and reports patient / family concerns accurately and concisely to appropriate treatment team member.
Reports significant changes in the patient's behavior to the RN during the shift.
Reports signs of increasing agitation to the RN.
Reports to the RN at the end of shift--patient behavior, sleeping pattern, and other relevant information.
Ensures the comfort needs are met if monitoring patient directly at the bedside.
Responds promptly to patient call bells and patient needs.
Promptly reports changes in patient's condition to the RN.
Demonstrates personal accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:
Participates in implementing departmental initiatives.
Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication.
Ensure environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers.
Informs Department Director / Supervisor / Clinical Manager of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate.
Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues.
6 months experience within the last 3 years