Texas Health

  • Hospital Sitter, PRN

    Job ID
    2018-4124
    Type
    PRN
    Category
    Patient Support Services
    Regular Work Hours
    PRN
    Location
    US-TX-Rockwall
  • Overview

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, recognized with the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is the first full-service community hospital in Rockwall. THPHR offers 61 inpatient beds for acute medical and surgical needs, advanced medical technology and comprehensive services focused on quality patient care and safety close to home. Texas Health Rockwall is proud to be recognized as one of “Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare”.  

     

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is currently hiring Hospital Sitters.  Hospital Sitters will provide care for patients requiring close observation.  This is a PRN position; hours will vary based on need.

     

                                                                                                                             **PRN**

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:

    • Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include information regarding the patient’s identified care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as any special consideration (NPO, bed alarms, etc.).
    • Positions self in patient room at bedside to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless specifically instructed by the nurse.
    • Obtains instruction from nurse regarding ambulation limitations and course of action for redirection of patient if needed.
    • May not transport patient for testing and procedures off the unit but must accompany and remain within arm’s length of patient unless otherwise directed by the person performing the test or procedure.
    • Observant of the patient’s activity and behavior and communicates on a regular basis to the nurse. Receives direction from the nurse re: what to report, to whom, and how.
    • Provides for patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Maintains patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.
    • Communicates in a professional manner and demonstrates respect for patient, families/significant other, visitors, and other caregivers.
    • Accurately and legibly records data collected and notifies nurse of any untoward events, i.e., behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc.
    • Complies with all hospital rules, regulations, and nursing standards.
    • Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate. Observes universal precautions consistently.
    • Verbalizes understanding and responsibilities during of all policies and procedures. The assigned patient remains the sitter’s primary responsibility at all times.
    • Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

     

    Requirements:

      High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred

      Hospital Sitter Experience is preferred but not required

      Current American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification or completion within 90 days of hire.  Must be completed prior to independent sitter assignment.

      Capable of observing patient and remaining alert at all times while on dutyl  

      Ability to communicate with co-workers and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes by reporting and requesting assistance.

      Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors and staff.

      Ability to sit for long periods of time remaining alert without distractions from personal businesss or other personal diversions.  Occasional standing and walking.

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