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Patient Sitter

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Newton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:Working under the supervision of a RN, the patient sitter maintains constant direct observation and visualization of identified patient(s) to include patient observation, patient safety, patient privacy, communication, conduct, and ensuring comfort and safety of patients at all times.Responsibilities:1. Patient observation: keep patient(s) in view at all times; never leaves patient unattended; documents observations appropriately.2. Patient Safety: Maintains sight of patient at all times. Removes sharp/dangerous items out of room; screens all items brought in for patients by visitors and contact charge nurse with any concerns; knows patients ordered activity level3. Patient Privacy: maintains confidentiality of all patient information; refrains from discussing patient information with anyone other than medical team; respects patients' right to dignity while providing care, with concern for safety as a priority.4. Communication: listens and acknowledges patients complaints and feelings; conveys attitudes of compassion, empathy, and understanding; refrains from conversations with patients regarding his/her medical condition or plan of care; seeks guidance and direction when appropriate; informs RN if patient expresses desire to harm self/others or wants to leave hospital; provides report to relief sitter and to RN prior to leaving at shift end5. Conduct: provides patient care activities within scope of practice and competency; refrains from making personal calls, eating food in room, or sleeping; allows patient control of television; refrains from use of personal electronics; remains with assigned patient(s) until relief sitter has arrived and is in the patient room; ensures comfort and safety of patient at all times.6. Quality: complies with all organization policies and procedures; compiles with all regulatory rules and standards; complies with all Life Safety regulations and Infection Control practices; demonstrates safe work habits and reports unsafe conditions; contributes to the achievement of """"""""always"""""""" in HCAHPS scores as appropriate to job position.Other InformationOther information:Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    • No licensure or certification required.Professional Experience Requirements:
      • No experience is required.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
        • Exceptional customer service, ability to communicate verbally and in writingJob DetailsLegal Employer: NCHEALTHEntity: Caldwell Memorial HospitalOrganization Unit: PCC Work TeamWork Type: Full TimeStandard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: VariableLocation of Job: US:NC:LenoirExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Gastonia , Patient Sitter, Other , Newton, North Carolina

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