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Patient Safety Sitter - Float Pool - Per Diem Evening

Hackensack Meridian Health
United States, New Jersey, Old Bridge
November 12, 2023

Patient Safety Sitter - Float Pool - Per Diem Evening


Job ID
2023-125193

Department
OB-PT SITTER

Site
Old Bridge Medical Center


Job Location

US-NJ-Old Bridge

Position Type
Per Diem

Shift
Evening

Shift Hours
3p.m. - 11p.m.

Weekend Work
One Weekend a Month

On Call Work
No On-Call Required

Holiday Work
Two of 6



Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.



Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Patient Safety Sitter at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

    Under direction of the RN, provides a safe environment for patients whose behavior warrants observation, for "at risk for falls"
  • Utilizes appropriate communication channels; obtains report and communicates all changes in behavior to the RN
  • Continuously observes the patient within eyesight range at arm's length and by maintaining presence in the room
  • Responds to patients attempts to ambulate and get up by first putting on call light and calling out for help
  • Arranges scheduled breaks and meals with RN
  • Observes and reports patients' behaviors and changes to RN promptly
  • Ensure patient satisfaction and positive patient communications outcomes by promoting concepts of Pride in Caring
  • Introduces self, greets and orients patient to role of sitter
  • Communicates patient's needs, requests and complaints of pain to RN promptly
  • Keeps patient informed of status of requests
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy of patient and information
  • Provides competent observation to patients and intervenes appropriately for fall risk utilizing safe patient approach


Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous experience in a hospital setting preferred

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required prior to performing patient observation

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!



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