Patient Sitter-PRN

Description

Under the Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse’s daily supervision and direction to the Nurse Manager, the Patient Sitter observes the patient for any unusual behavior and assists in preventing any harm to the patient.

  • Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the charge nurse.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection
  • Maintains the cleanliness of various instruments and equipment per hospital policy.
  • Keeps patient rooms in a clean and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linens, straightens beside the table, and prepares the room for occupancy.
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care activities and meets all patient needs within shift parameters
  • Corrects audit deficiencies of medical records within allotted time frames.
  • Resolves with assistance from charge nurse, areas of concern, or conflict with patient families and/or co-workers professionally, proactive, and courteous.
  • Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members positively and professionally.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Preferably six (6) months experience

Education Required

  • Minimum of H.S. diploma or equivalent

Additional Information

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification provided by an American Heart Association approved provider