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Hospital Patient Sitter

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Hospital Patient Sitter

Full-Time Evening Shift

Summary:

To assist in providing a safe environment to assigned patients whose physical, neurological or psychiatric condition puts them at risk for harm to self/other, by maintaining visual contact at all times often remaining within arm's length of patient.

Responsibilities:

1. Keeps within visual contact of patient at all times. Remains within arm's length of patients as needed and does

not leave the patient unattended.

2. Provides for the patients safety and comfort needs according to the RN's direction, such as feeding, toileting,

ambulating and cognitive stimulation alone or in combination with unit staff according to patient abilities.

3. Maintains a calm and pleasant atmosphere for the patient. Reassures the patient they are safe. Re-orients

patient to time, place and situation as needed.

4. Utilizes the Safety APRN, Education staff and the Unit staff when in doubt about as to how to best meet the

needs of the patient.

5. Monitors closely, tracks on paper and reports to the RN the patient's nutritional intake, behaviors, sleep and

requests. Communicates to the attending RN immediately any changes in patient's cognitive, emotional or

physical status.

6. Accompanies patient to all diagnostic tests.

7. Maintains patient confidentiality.

8. Avoids over stimulation for the patients, providing for patient's need for quiet rest and sleep.

9. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Requires a minimum formal education of High School Diploma.

Minimum of zero to six months job-related experience.

Currently working towards a certificate/degree in a healthcare curriculum. Possess listening and comprehension skills. Ability to work with young, elderly, sick and handicapped people.

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Evening 8

Work Shift: 3p-11:30pm

Org Unit: 379

Department: Nursing Float Pool

Exempt: No

Grade: U1

Education:

Essential:

* HS Graduate or Equivalent

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Little or no manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
  • Some occupational risk
  • Sedentary/light effort. May exert up to 10 lbs. force
  • Generally pleasant working conditions.
    EOE, including disability/vets.

    We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Danbury Health Systems, New England , Hospital Patient Sitter, Healthcare , Norwalk, Northeast

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