Location Address: 701 West Plymouth Avenue, Deland Florida 32720
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Per Diem, Day Shift
You Will Be Responsible For:
Perform the role of the one-on-one Sitter for observation and patient safety
Sit with patients as assigned keeping the patient in site at all times.
Maintains direct line of vision of patient at all times
Patient must be monitored at all times including during toileting and bathing; privacy is to be maintained and staff are to utilize discretion
Reports any patient concerns directly to the nursing staff on the unit immediately
May deliver approved items to the patient at the direction of the clinical nursing staff.
Occupy patients in need of companionship; careful to not share personal information.
If the patient is under a Baker Act it is imperative that the sitter adhere to the established hospital guidelines for patient safety:
Only plastic utensils and disposable paper items
Nothing sharp or can be made sharp is allowed in patient possession
No items to be brought in by visitors without checking with primary care nurse or Clinical lead
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
** May include anger, anxiety, threats, increased restlessness
Assists in controlling cost to the patient and the department.
Other duties as assigned.
What You Will Need:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Good communication skills required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High school graduate or GED required.
Prior hospital or medical experience preferred.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
AHA BLS (Basic Life Support)
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.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.