Companion Sitter/Constant Observer, Intermediate Care Unit
Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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.
* 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.
* High school graduate preferred. * Basic knowledge of care of
patients. * BLS for Healthcare Providers required.
* 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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