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, Day Shift (7A-3P)
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.
A high school diploma or GED is required for this position