Patient Sitter

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Patient Sitter Job Description

 

Job Title: Patient Sitter

 

Job Summary:

As a patient sitter, you will be responsible for providing one-on-one observation and support to patients who require constant monitoring due to physical or mental health issues. Your duties will include ensuring patients' safety, comfort, and well-being, as well as reporting any changes in their condition to healthcare providers. You will also be responsible for maintaining a calm and supportive environment for patients and their families.

 

Responsibilities:

- Provide one-on-one observation and support to patients who require constant monitoring due to physical or mental health issues.

- Ensure patients' safety, comfort, and well-being, including assisting with basic needs such as toileting, feeding, and moving.

- Monitor patients' condition and behavior and report any changes to healthcare providers.

- Maintain a calm and supportive environment for patients and their families, and offer emotional support and reassurance as needed.

- Follow established protocols and procedures for patient monitoring and reporting.

- Participate in ongoing training and education to maintain knowledge of patient care practices and procedures.

- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of patient care and observations.

- Collaborate with other healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive appropriate care.

 

Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- Basic knowledge of patient care and healthcare systems.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with patients, families, and healthcare providers.

- Ability to follow established protocols and procedures for patient monitoring and reporting.

- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records.

- Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with healthcare providers.

- Willingness to work flexible hours and adjust to changes in patient needs and staffing requirements.

- Ability to remain calm and focused in stressful or emergency situations.

- Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time and perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving patients as needed.

- Experience working in a healthcare setting, preferably with experience providing direct patient care.