Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. First line of action is to verbally redirect the patient from engaging in at risk behaviors. Summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. Knowledgeable and supportive of patient and institutional confidentiality and related hospital policies. The Tele-Sitter may also be expected to work as a sitter in the patient’s room. During this time participates on the patient care team by providing basic patient care, observation, and a safe environment to patients under the direction of a licensed nurse. The sitter utilizes effective, healthy verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. Maintains privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. The sitter will follow individualized patient treatment plan and promotes safe boundaries for patients at risk for violence by utilizing techniques learned in Management of Aggressive Behavior. Documents observations according to the plan of care.
Required Skills, Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
High school graduate or G.E.D.
Iowa Certified Nurses Aide or recent course completion and passing test scores within 2 months of hire date
Desired Skills, Education and Experience
Previous healthcare experience
Previous clinical experience
Previous direct patient care experience
Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 16 patients on one screen at one time and remains alert at all times while on duty
Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset
Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes
Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff
Basic computer operation skills
Basic Microsoft windows experience
Efficiency in multitasking
Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations
Additional Job Details:
Starting pay is $12.70/hour
Scheduled hours: 7:00pm-7:30am and 7:00am-7:30pm
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