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SITTER / HMC

Company: Southern Illinois Healthcare
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 Safety ------ Manages processes effectively in regard to employee/patient safety. Record Keeping ------ Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, logs, files and other documents as required. Process Improvement ------ Promotes a culture of process improvement by participating in system based programs that supports the system--------s process improvement goals. ------ Actively participates on system-wide or hospital-based teams. Role Specific 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 records ------ Remains 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 patients ------ Must 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 times. ------ Keeps LMS education, CPR, CPI, and other required educations up to date. Qualifications Education ------ High School diploma or equivalent preferred Licenses and Certification ------ Basic life support (BLS) preferred ------ CPI training (must complete before orientation is over) Experience and Skills ------ 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 ------ COVID Vaccination -- PIQnursing PandoLogic. Keywords: Nurse Supervisor, Location: Harrisburg, IL - 62946

Keywords: Southern Illinois Healthcare, Evansville , SITTER / HMC, Other , Harrisburg, Indiana

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