Tavares, Florida, Description Patient Sitter AdventHealth Waterman Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778 Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Waterman Career growth and advancement potential Health Insurance Coverage High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida Work Hours/Shift: Full Time, Overnights 7pm-7am 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 up to and including items for patient safety such as: 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 harmâ™s way.
Documents on observation form.
** May include anger, anxiety, threats, increased restlessness Qualifications 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.
Baker Act Certification preferred.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: BLS (Basic Life Support) through the American Heart Association.
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.