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Patient Sitter PRN Nights
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  Job posted:   Wed Jun 6, 2018
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Patient Sitter PRN Nights

**Work Hours/Shifts**

**PRN Nights**

**Florida Hospital DeLand**

For over 50 years, Florida Hospital DeLand, a full-service, 156-bed acute care hospital located in DeLand, FL, has served the West Volusia area and surrounding communities. Florida Hospital DeLand has grown to include Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Medical Park, Florida Hospital Digestive Health Center and the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations; which includes being awarded their Gold Seal of Approval. Our efforts to strive for excellence has led to being voted "Best Hospital and Best Rehab" by Best of the West -- Daytona News Journal and a Top 100 Company for Working Families in Central Florida.

At Florida Hospital DeLand, we believe that better quality of care leads to better quality of life, so we're committed to providing each of our patients the absolute best medical care in the most cutting-edge facilities possible, all in a caring, compassionate, neighborly environment. Our mission is to offer hope and healing to all of our patients in conjunction with our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ within our community.


**You will be responsible for:**

+ Perform the role of the one-on-one Sitter for observation and patient safety

+ Sit with patients as assigned keeping the patient in site at all times.

+ Maintains direct line of vision of patient at all times

+ Patient must be monitored at all times including during toileting and bathing; privacy is to be maintained and staff are to utilize discretion

+ Reports any patient concerns directly to the nursing staff on the unit immediately

+ May deliver approved items to the patient at the direction of the clinical nursing staff.

+ Occupy patients in need of companionship; careful to not share personal information.

+ If the patient is under a Baker Act it is imperative that the sitter adhere to the established hospital guidelines for patient safety:

+ Only plastic utensils and disposable paper items

+ Nothing sharp or can be made sharp is allowed in patient possession

+ No items to be brought in by visitors without checking with primary care nurse or Clinical lead

+ Monitor for any signs of agitation or increased anxiety and report immediately to the clinical nursing staff on the unit remaining out of harm's way

+ ** May include anger, anxiety, threats, increased restlessness

+ Assists in controlling cost to the patient and the department.

+ Utilizes the principles of cost containment by conserving equipment & supplies.

+ Demonstrates competency in all procedure within Scope of Practice, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.

+ Child

+ Adolescent

+ Adult

+ Geriatric

+ Communicates patient care problems to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

+ Communicates effectively to appropriate individuals to meet the needs of patients, family and the environment.

+ Completes Risk Management indicator tools appropriately

+ Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality. Demonstrates awareness of patient's rights and functions as a patient advocate.

+ Functions in a professional and calm manner during emergent/crisis situations.

+ Reports malfunctioning of equipment and processes work orders per policy.

+ Other duties as assigned.

**What will you need?**

+ High school graduate or GED required.

+ BLS by the AHA

+ Good communication skills required.

+ Prior hospital or medical experience preferred.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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