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McLaren Health Care Patient Safety Associate in Detroit, Michigan

Description

The sitter is a member of the patient care team that under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse observes and monitors the assigned patient’s behavior. The sitter will immediately report any changes in behavior to the RN. The sitter may be delegated duties by the RN to assist with basic care requirements which may include assisting with meals, bed making, and basic hygiene needs. The sitter may also assist staff to ambulate the patient if appropriate. The sitter position necessitates contact with health care providers, patients and families thus warranting interpersonal and customer service skills that promote a healing environment. The sitter helps the healthcare team attain the goal of maintaining a safe environment for the patient who is thought to have the potential to cause injury to themselves or others.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to customer service values of respect, courtesy, ownership, privacy, professionalism and responsiveness.

  • Collaborates and cooperates with care team members to deliver quality, compassionate care to the patient and family.

  • Maintains a healing environment. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort and privacy. Ensures that the patient’s dignity is preserved.

  • Maintainsa safe environment at all times and intervenes when suspecting a patientis in danger of hurting themselves or others while calling out forassistance. The sitter may not leave the patient’s room without approvaland/ or coverage. If the sitter is asked to leave the room temporarilywhile the patient receives care, he/she is to wait outside the door sothat he/she can resume duty without delay.If the patient’s visitor asks that the sitter leave the roomtemporarily, the sitter first must obtain RN approval. a) Ifthe patient is restrained, the sitter may not remove or adjust therestraints.He/she is to notifythe RN if the patient complains of discomfort or attempts to remove therestraint(s). b) Ifthe patient is mobile, the sitter will ensure the appropriate assistanceis available prior to ambulation.The sitter will reinforce with the patient not to get out of bedor ambulate without assistance.

  • Accompanies patient(s) for clinicalstudies, documents pertinent data for observations and notifiesappropriate nursing personnel when necessary.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Completion of a formal CPR course desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Service/Support

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit-Karmanos Cancer Cntr/Instit

Employee Status Regular

Shift Evening Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Per Diem

Req ID: 20007930

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