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Patient Care Sitter

Company: Parrish Medical Center
Location: Titusville
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

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 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.

Key Responsibilities
- 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.)

Formal Education
High School Diploma or GED, preferred.
Work Experience
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 (50) pounds.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/DisabledFlorida Today. Keywords: Caregiver, Location: Titusville, FL - 32796

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