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Patient Sitter

Company: UMC Health System
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

We've learned that what is best for patients is also best for employees. Learn more about why we are one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

Patient sitter position 7p-7a to sit with suicidal ideation patients

General Job / Performance Information

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED with general knowledge of the hospital setting. Medical background or previous experience in a hospital environment is preferred. Previous clinical experience, direct patient care, or certification preferred but not required.

Environmental / Working Conditions

Work is inside, in well lighted conditions, protected from weather, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Hours of duty may be irregular when assistance in covering various shifts is necessary. Exposure to blood born pathogens is of medium risk.

Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships

This position requires close interaction with the medical staff, nursing staff, and ancillary departments in order to facilitate a quality multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Job Description

Responsible for continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients through a non-recording video monitoring system. Verbally redirects patients who exhibit risk behaviors, and summons nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. Must protect patient and institutional confidentiality at all times, and must follow all related hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations

None specific. Must complete general hospital orientation and AvaSure TeleSitter training.

Physical Capabilities

Work is mostly sedentary; visual acuity required to monitor up to 12 patients on one screen at one time. Must be able to remain alert at all times while on duty. Talking and hearing are essential for communicating with patients and nursing staff. Must be able to verbally communicate using a microphone and headset.

Skills and Abilities

Basic computer skills and basic Microsoft Window skills are necessary. Must be efficient at multitasking and must be able to demonstrate the ability to prioritize simultaneous situations. Must demonstrate discretion, courtesy, and respect when working with patients, visitors, and staff.

UMC Health System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: UMC Health System, Lubbock , Patient Sitter, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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