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Patient Sitter

Job ID: 79337
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Patient Sitter for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Night position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $18.00 – $27.62. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Job Summary

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) provides continuous visual monitoring and surveillance/observation of assigned patient(s). Responsible for verbally redirecting the patient from engaging in at-risk behaviors and summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.

Essential Functions

  • Utilizes observational skills to provide continuous visual monitoring, support and observation of assigned patients. Coordinates relief when leaving the patient’s room in order to maintain constant patient observation.
  • Maintains visual patient observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient as needed to ensure patient safety. Summons nursing staff if the patient requires assistance with activity or ADLs.
  • Provides patient with explanations as necessary. Escalates to clinical staff on unit when necessary.
  • If patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others, escalates to clinical staff on the unit.
  • Ensures patient’s primary language, if other than English, is assigned in system by nursing staff.
  • Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues and ensures patient environmental safety. Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to charge nurse. Escalates any patient safety hazard identified in room to clinical staff unit.
  • Participates in safe patient hand-off at break or change of shift.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma Preferred: or equivalent

Experience

  • 1 year Preferred: of patient care experience

Credentials

  • Required: Basic Life Support

Skills

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with patients. (Required)
  • Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes. (Required)
  • Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged and or extensive sitting, standing, and walking. (Required)
  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff. (Required)
  • Efficiency in multitasking, and ability to prioritize simultaneous situations. (Required)
  • Some proficiency with computer skills. (Required)

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 45 lbs. force (i.e., WOW, medical carts).
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping/ squatting/ reaching/ kneeling frequently.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Must be able to complete tasks in a noisy environment.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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