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Companion Sitter/Constant Observer, Intermediate Care Unit

Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Sitter/Constant Observer

Creating the best outcomes for our patients requires the right people. At Virginia Hospital Center, our staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the profession.

Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its employees and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.

The Companion Sitter/Constant Observer is to maintain the safety of patients who are confused, at risk of falling, or are suicidal and deemed a danger to self or others. The person in this position functions under the direction of the registered nurse.

Responsibilities

* Accompanies patient to the bathroom and maintains direct observation of the patient while in the bathroom. * Performs patient care duties if directed by the registered nurse, to include: Patient hygiene, Patient comfort, Nutritional support, and Assistance with change of position/mobility. * Interacts in an appropriate manner with understanding, patience and tact in dealing with patients, their families and other personnel. * Applies and removes protective devices and restraints appropriately and only under the direction of the RN. * Observes patient safety and comfort at all times.

Qualifications

* High school graduate preferred. * Basic knowledge of care of patients. * BLS for Healthcare Providers required.

Physical Requirements:

* Must be able to: move intermittently throughout the work day * Cope with the mental and emotional stress associated with this position * Function safely and in accordance with Hospital safety standards * Push patients on stretchers, wheelchairs, or beds from one area to another * Reach overhead and across a patient bed * Assist patients in transferring from bed to chair; chair to bed, bed to stretcher, bed to standing; stoop and bend intermittently throughout the day. * Assist patients in some activities of daily living as directed by the registered nurse. * JAM*

Keywords: Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington , Companion Sitter/Constant Observer, Intermediate Care Unit, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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