PATIENT CARE SITTER
Company: Parrish Medical Center
Posted on: September 17, 2020
PATIENT CARE SITTER
951 N. Washington Ave, Titusville, Florida 32796
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 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's condition.
Demonstrates competency in all procedures within scope of practice,
as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
- Under direct supervision of the RN, the sitter will provide
direct observation of patients for 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; empty trash. When patient is done
eating, puts items back on tray, covers and leaves by door for pick
up. Certified Nursing Assistant's working as sitters provide
routine care to the patient as outlined in the Certified Nursing
Assistant 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.)
High School Diploma or GED, preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year experience
Working Conditions/Physical Effort
This position requires the employee to stand, walk, bend, kneel,
stoop, crouch, crawl, and sit frequently throughout the day. In
addition, the employee must be able to frequently lift or move
objects with or without assistance patients weighing over fifty
Shift (if applicable)
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