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Patient Safety Companion, Staffing Pool PRN

Job Description

UP Health System - Marquette

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the patient sitter provides constant observation of patients that have been identified as needing a higher level of observation due to safety concerns.

Positions self in the patient room to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless relieved by another designated staff member or instructed to do so by the nurse, including when visitors are present.

Maintains constant observation of the patient’s activity and behavior, and communicates regularly to the nurse. Receives direction from the RN regarding: what to report, to whom, and how.

Contributes to and assists in maintaining a pleasant patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.

Accurately and legibly records data collected and notifies RN of any untoward events (behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc). Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job. Transports patient only during emergency situations.

May accompany nursing staff and remain within arm’s length of patient during non-emergency situations. Maintains observation of patient for any clinical tests or procedures off the unit.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Certifications:

Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience

1 year in health care setting (Preferred)


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Snapshot

Location US-MI-Marquette
Employment Type Per Diem
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

UP Health System- Marquette

As a 307-bed specialty care hospital, UP Health System – Marquette receives patients from across the UP and provides care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. Its medical staff of more than 200 doctors works as a team with its more than 1,800 employees in caring for approximately 9,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients per year. Learn More

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US-MI-Marquette
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UP Health System- Marquette
Company:
US-MI-Marquette
Location:
Per Diem
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

UP Health System - Marquette

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the patient sitter provides constant observation of patients that have been identified as needing a higher level of observation due to safety concerns.

Positions self in the patient room to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless relieved by another designated staff member or instructed to do so by the nurse, including when visitors are present.

Maintains constant observation of the patient’s activity and behavior, and communicates regularly to the nurse. Receives direction from the RN regarding: what to report, to whom, and how.

Contributes to and assists in maintaining a pleasant patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.

Accurately and legibly records data collected and notifies RN of any untoward events (behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc). Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job. Transports patient only during emergency situations.

May accompany nursing staff and remain within arm’s length of patient during non-emergency situations. Maintains observation of patient for any clinical tests or procedures off the unit.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Certifications:

Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience

1 year in health care setting (Preferred)


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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