Patient Sitter

UNC Health, Smithfield, NC 27577, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

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.

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.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
  • No education is required.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
  • No experience is required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
  • Exceptional customer service, ability to communicate verbally and in writing

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: Nursing Flex Pool

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 4.00

Salary Range: $17.00 – $23.46 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

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.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-13 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here