Patient Sitter - PRN

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  • ShorePoint Health - Port Charlotte ShorePoint Health - Port Charlotte

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  • Part Time

Job Description

A non-licensed Patient Sitter works under the supervision and guidance of a staff nurse to provide observation of patients as a "sitter" only. Assists with helping a nursing employee when entering a patient's room.  Exercises all duties consistent with the needs of all patients/customers. Observes a patient or close observation of several patients. Respects all aspects of confidentiality with behavioral health patients. Attends Behavioral Health monthly Grand Rounds or watches the video.  Observes room for safe environment for behavioral health patient(s), visitors and staff members.  Observes patient for any behavior that could indicate potential problems for patient or staff and alerts nursing staff immediately.  High School Graduate or GED. Completion of Patient Sitter training. Successful completion of 2 days orientation period.
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