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AdventHealth Patient Safety Sitter in Chatsworth, Georgia

Description

Patient Safety Sitter AdventHealth Murray

Location Address: 707 Old Dalton Ellijay Road Chatsworth, GA30705

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Murray

  • Four-star Rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • 150 Great places to work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Co-Workers that feel like family

  • Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains

  • Great Benefits such as: Education Reimbursement

Work Hours/Shift:

PRN - Night

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • The Observer will assist in the care and safety of the high-risk patient population.

  • High risk patients will include, but are not limited to, patients who are: suicidal, at risk of inadvertent self-harm, at risk for assaultive behavior or demonstrate dangerous and unpredictable behavior, at risk for elopement, or are extremely confused.

  • The Observer will be responsible for monitoring high risk patients by direct observation or camera; keeping the patient in site at all times including during toileting and bathing; privacy is to be maintained and staff are to utilize discretion while maintaining direct line of vision of patient at all times.

  • The Observer will document on behavioral health patients every 15 mi

  • Reports any patient concerns directly to the nursing staff on the unit immediately

  • Occupy patients in need of companionship; careful to not share personal information.

  • If the patient is under a 10-13;it is imperative that the sitter adhere to the established hospital guidelines for patient safety:

  • Monitor for any signs of agitation or increased anxiety and report immediately to the clinical nursing staff on the unit remaining out of harm’s way

  • Communicates patient care problems to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

  • Communicates effectively to appropriate individuals to meet the needs of patients, family and the environment.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • High school graduate or GED required.

  • AHS BLS (Basic Life Support) Must complete during orientation period

  • CPI Certification required within 3 months of employment

Job Summary:

The Patient Sitter performs assigned duties and responsibilities specific to the role in a consistently safe, competent and compassionate manner under the direction of the assigned nurse. Assigned duties may include providing a direct and continuous line of vision for patient observation, suicide watch and providing companionship for the assigned patient. Sitter works in cooperation with all team members in an effort to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

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