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Company: Southern Illinois Healthcare
Location: Marion
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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: Marion, IL - 62959 , PL: 558482123

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

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