Patient Sitter PRN Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    DeLand, FL
  • Date Posted:
    2/23/2021
  • Job ID:
    21005326
  • Job Family
    Patient Care
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Organization
    AdventHealth DeLand

Job Description


Description

Patient Sitter PRN AdventHealth Deland

Location Address: 701 West Plymouth Avenue, Deland Florida 32720

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Deland

Career growth and advancement potential

Work Hours/Shift:

Per Diem, Day Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Perform the role of the one-on-one Sitter for observation and patient safety
  • Sit with patients as assigned keeping the patient in site at all times.
  • Maintains direct line of vision of patient at all times
  • Patient must be monitored at all times including during toileting and bathing; privacy is to be maintained and staff are to utilize discretion
  • Reports any patient concerns directly to the nursing staff on the unit immediately
  • May deliver approved items to the patient at the direction of the clinical nursing staff.
  • Occupy patients in need of companionship; careful to not share personal information.
  • If the patient is under a Baker Act it is imperative that the sitter adhere to the established hospital guidelines for patient safety:
    • Only plastic utensils and disposable paper items
    • Nothing sharp or can be made sharp is allowed in patient possession
    • No items to be brought in by visitors without checking with primary care nurse or Clinical lead
    • Monitor for any signs of agitation or increased anxiety and report immediately to the clinical nursing staff on the unit remaining out of  harm’s way
    • ** May include anger, anxiety, threats, increased restlessness
  • Assists in controlling cost to the patient and the department.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

What You Will Need:

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Good communication skills required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • Prior hospital or medical experience preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  • AHA BLS (Basic Life Support)

Job Summary:

The Patient Sitter performs assigned duties and responsibilities specific to the role in a consistently safe, competent and compassionate manner under the direction of the assigned nurse. Assigned duties may include providing a direct and continuous line of vision for patient observation, suicide watch and providing companionship for the assigned patient. Sitter works in cooperation with all team members in an effort to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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