Patient Sitter

Service Lawrence, Kansas


Description

I. JOB SUMMARY
The Patient Sitter is responsible for observing assigned patients.  The Patient Sitter will place the patient in a safe environment for continual observance/monitoring.  Any changes in the patient's physical or mental behaviors will be reported to assigned nurse.  Patient Sitter must have the ability to sit for long periods of times, assist patient to restroom and other locations as needed.
II. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs tasks as delegated by the Registered Nurse and physicians.
  2. Recognizes and reports changes in patient behavior to the Registered Nurse.
  3. Reports location of patient when requested. 
  4. Monitors and restocks supplies in patient’s room as needed.
  5. Retrieves medical records and supplies.
  6. Maintains patient comfort, safety and privacy.
  7. Assists with repositioning of patient as needed and every two hours. Assist feeding of patient’s at low risk of aspiration as directed by charge nurse.
  8. Escorts patient to procedures and report back to Charge nurse whenever patient is away from unit.
  9. Receive and give handoff report at shift change; handoff to include patients who are at-risk for falls, wandering patients and patients at risk of self-harm or harm to others.
  10. Sitter must stay with patient at ALL TIMES during shift. Our priority is to ensure patient safety and comfort. Patient must be escorted within the facility, sitter may not leave premises with patient.
  11. Assist in maintaining effective communication with patient, family and multi-disciplinary team members.
  12. Maintains effective communication with patient, family and multi-disciplinary team members according to level of care delegated.
  13. Responds to patient and visitor questions and needs immediately and within established standards.
  14. Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
III. JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
  • One year of prior customer service experience
  • Current BLS certification, or achieved upon hire        
Preferred:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current Kansas Certified Nurse Aide license
IV. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (common to all positions)   
 
  • Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.
  • Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.
  • Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.
  • Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.
  • Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.
  • In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.
At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.

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