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Wellforce Patient Sitter in Lowell, Massachusetts

To assist in maintaining a safe environment for patients under the direction of a licensed nurse. Maintain continuous observation of the patient as a one to one sitter as directed. Reports pertinent observations regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e. Charge Nurse). Notifies the Charge Nurse/designee before he/she leaves so that observation will be maintained.

Hours: 24 Hours Per Week, Night Shift (11P-7A)

Duties:

  • Provides a safe, comfortable, physical and emotional environment for patients and their families

  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge regarding growth and development in communication skills with patients.

  • Introduces self and refers to patient by his/her name

  • Shows respect for the dignity of individuals by addressing patients, visitors, employees and physicians in a respectful and pleasant manner

  • Reports pertinent observations regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e. Charge Nurse)

  • Maintains continuous observation of the patient as a one-on-one sitter as directed

  • Performs safety rounds constantly on specific patients as directed as a zone sitter

  • Notifies Charge Nurse/designee before he/she leaves so that observation of the patient will be maintained

  • Ability to prevent patient from removing medical devices.

Requirements:

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position

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