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Patient Sitter

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Providence is calling a Patient Sitter (0.9 FTE, Nights) to work in Emergency Services at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, or Designee, performs a variety of tasks to ensure that the assigned patient(s) remains safe. This may include close, continuous observation to maintain patient safety, comfort, and a safe patient care environment. Basic patient care tasks may be delegated by the Registered Nurse. The attendant will document all patient observation and care activities. Also performs non-direct patient care duties as assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Customer Service: Maintain and promote positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other PSHMC publics). Provide high quality service to all customers; focuses on understanding customers' needs and follows through. Demonstrate respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Medical Center publics within the mission/values of PSHMC.
  • Communication: Promote and demonstrate effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self Management: Demonstrate self-management behaviors which reflect a positive image of PSHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment.
  • Ownership /Stewardship and Accountability: Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and co-workers with care and respect.
  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming.
  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work.
  • Document legibly and accurately on the correct nursing forms and electronic medical record.
  • Perform ongoing observation of the patient's condition and reports any changes or abnormal findings promptly to the RN.
  • Monitor pain, provides comfort measures, and reports abnormal findings promptly to the RN.
  • Considers age, developmental level, body size and preexisting conditions when performing basic activity of daily living care to assigned patients.
  • Maintain a safe patient and staff environment. (i.e. Correct body mechanics or use of adaptive equipment when transferring patients, ensures drainage tubes are secure/intact).
  • Monitor the patient in restraints for specified criteria and at specified time intervals and documents correctly on the restraint form.
  • Provide specified nourishment to the correct patient and promptly notifies the RN of any changes or abnormal findings.
  • Follow manufacturer's instructions when using selected equipment, taking into account the patient's size, preexisting conditions, and age. (i.e. patient lifts, use of transfer belt).
  • Use age appropriate communication techniques with patients and visitors.
  • When in the attendant role, never leaves the patient alone, and reorients patient frequently.
  • Complete assignments delegated by RN within specified timeframes.

Required qualifications:

  • Must obtain CNA license with WA State within 15 months of hire
  • BLS Required

Preferred qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Enrolled in or Completion of CNA course

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Olympia , Patient Sitter, Other , Olympia, Washington

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