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PATIENT SITTER - REX PATIENT MONITORING

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Job ID: OTH01PML
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: REX HEALTHCARE
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Variable

Joining UNC Health Care system means you’ll become part of an inclusive organization with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

Job Description

Description

The UNC REX Patient Monitoring Department is responsible for monitoring the safety of patients in the hospital that require one on one constant observation. 

Schedule: Casual/ Per Diem, must be able to work at least one 12 hour shift every two weeks or 36 hours in a 6 week period.  Shifts are 12 hours, 7a-7p or 7p-7a. 

Job Summary:

Working under the supervision of a RN, the patient sitter maintains constant direct observation and visualization of identified patient(s) to include patient observation, patient safety, patient privacy, communication, conduct, and ensuring comfort and safety of patients at all times.

Description of Job Responsibilities:
1. Patient observation: keep patient(s) in view at all times; never leaves patient unattended; documents observations appropriately.

2. Patient Safety: Maintains sight of patient at all times. Removes sharp/dangerous items out of room; screens all items brought in for patients by visitors and contact charge nurse with any concerns; knows patients ordered activity level

3. Patient Privacy: maintains confidentiality of all patient information; refrains from discussing patient information with anyone other than medical team; respects patients' right to dignity while providing care, with concern for safety as a priority.

4. Communication: listens and acknowledges patients complaints and feelings; conveys attitudes of compassion, empathy, and understanding; refrains from conversations with patients regarding his/her medical condition or plan of care; seeks guidance and direction when appropriate; informs RN if patient expresses desire to harm self/others or wants to leave hospital; provides report to relief sitter and to RN prior to leaving at shift end

5. Conduct: provides patient care activities within scope of practice and competency; refrains from making personal calls, eating food in room, or sleeping; allows patient control of television; refrains from use of personal electronics; remains with assigned patient(s) until relief sitter has arrived and is in the patient room; ensures comfort and safety of patient at all times.

6. Quality: complies with all organization policies and procedures; compiles with all regulatory rules and standards; complies with all Life Safety regulations and Infection Control practices; demonstrates safe work habits and reports unsafe conditions; contributes to the achievement of HCAHPS scores as appropriate to job position.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.
This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.
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