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Sitter, prn

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Leonardtown
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Providesone-on-one observation of selected patients for the purpose of identifyingbehaviors which are potentially hazardous to self or others. # # Minimum Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent. # Preferred Qualifications Three (3) months of related experience preferred # Primary Duties and Responsibilities Contributes to theachievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres todepartment policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complieswith governmental and accreditation regulations. Uses safety measuresfor patient and self in accordance with protocol. Performs directobservation of patients for the purpose of identification of behaviors that arepotentially hazardous to self or others and reports such observations toappropriate personnel in appropriate time frame. Communicates withpatients and encourages casual patient verbalization. Participates in minordiversion activities, such as reading to the patient. Assists unit staff inpreventing patients from climbing out of bed by providing appropriate diversionactivities. Remains attentive tothe patient at all times, unless relieved of duty by the patient care staff. Documents patientactivity in electronic health record as appropriate. Notifies unit staff ifverbal reminders and diversion are unsuccessful in distracting patient. Escalates patient andsafety concerns to RN and Nurse Techs. Performs other dutiesas assigned.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Alexandria , Sitter, prn, Other , Leonardtown, Virginia

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