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SITTER

Company: Southern Illinois Healthcare
Location: Murphysboro
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Your Career. Our Company. Together, We Grow. At Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), we realize that in order to provide our surrounding communities with excellent care, we must begin by providing our employees with that same care and appreciation. We offer rich opportunities to develop and grow professionally, an environment of excellence in patient care, and the awareness that everything we accomplish is a direct outgrowth of the superb efforts and dedication of our employees. As a non-profit system of almost 4000 employees in Carbondale, IL, we have won national acclaim for our cancer, cardiac, stroke, bariatric, breast imaging, and rehabilitation services. The SITTER is responsible for providing direct observation of patients as directed by the nursing plan of care and under the supervision of the nursing staff and/or nursing supervisor; reporting on changes in the conditions of patients to the appropriate staff members; interacting and coping effectively with diverse populations in sudden, stressful situations resulting from trauma, and physical and mental illness; and performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Southern Illinois healthcare and other local, state, and federal guidelines. Responsibilities

Provides close observation of patients. Focuses solely on observation of the patient and avoiding any non-work related activities.Communicates with nursing staff to understand patient parameters before and during each assignment.Maintains and documents required logs and recordsRemains with patient while in bathroom; keeping a clear visual at all times.Check that all suicide/mental health rooms are clear of any unnecessary medical equipment.Provides a proper handoff to another staff member, completed in the presence of the patient, when patient sitters must leave the patient.Able to use behavior management strategies to de-escalate agitated patientsMust be able to work with people who are sick or injured and who may be feeling low in their situation.Must be able to listen to patient--------s worries, so patient sitters need to be comfortable listening and responding, while maintaining a professional approach at all timesKeeps LMS education, CPR, CPI, and other required educations up to date. Qualifications High School diploma or equivalent preferred.Basic life support (BLS)Previous CNA, nurse aide/patient care experience desired and/or 1-year prior experience as a mental health counselor, law enforcement officer, or in a mental/behavioral health role preferred. #PIQESPandoLogic. Keywords: Nurse Supervisor, Location: Murphysboro, IL - 62966

Keywords: Southern Illinois Healthcare, Evansville , SITTER, Other , Murphysboro, Indiana

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