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Patient Sitter SO

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Taylor
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: The sitter is an employee, trained to provide companionship, observation, and surveillance of assigned patients that are in the acute care hospital setting. The Adult Sitter summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. He/she functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff nurse at the hospital and Manager. Essential Duties: Assists in maintaining a healthful and safe environment through observation and surveillance. Keeps the assigned patient in constant eye contact at all assigned times. Assists the assigned patient with ambulating by providing stand-by assistance. Follows universal precautions whenever giving any aspect of patient observation and surveillance. Maintains confidentiality. Performs only those functions of observations, surveillance, and stand by assistance, when ambulating, assigned patient. Follows emergency procedures in the event of any emergency incident, e.g. accident, injury or significant changes in the patient#s condition. Through observation and surveillance, Reports any changes in patient#s mental or physical condition, as well as suspicion of ingesting questionable substances or items. Demonstrates understanding and proficiency in use of patient observation and communication technology. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. Minimum Job Qualifications:# High School diploma or equivalent Ability to read, write, consistent with job requirements. Ability effectively to communicate with patients at the bedside if required, ability to communicate using microphone and headset. Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes. Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, family members, visitors, and staff. Practices good hygiene and is neat in personal appearance. Ability to remain alert, coherent, and to observe and survey patient at all times during work time, and to communicate with patient in a calm and respectful manner.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Taylor , Patient Sitter SO, Other , Taylor, Michigan

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