Five-star Rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Top 100 Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
Top 100 Rural Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains
Co-workers that feel like family
You Will Be Responsible For:
The Observer will be responsible for monitoring high risk patients by direct observation or camera; keeping the patient in site at all times
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.
Patient must be monitored 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
May deliver approved items to the patient at the direction of the clinical nursing staff.
If the patient is under a 10-13; it is imperative that the sitter adhere to the established hospital guidelines for patient safety:
Functions in a professional and calm manner during emergent/crisis situations.
What You Will Need:
High school graduate or GED required.
Prior hospital or medical experience preferred.
AHS BLS (Basic Life Support) Must complete during orientation period
CPI Certification required within 3 months of employment
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.
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