||GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT The sitter is an employee of Aroostook Health Center. Under the supervision of an RN, the sitter provides direct observation of a patient at risk for safety. The incumbent performs duties in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position. In addition, incumbent conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Aroostook Health Center.ESSENTIAL DUTIES1. Follows instructions from RN for patient observation.2. Stays with patient at all times, keeping the patient in full view at all times, and remains alert and observes patient during their assigned shift.3. Arranges coverage for patient when needs to leave room.4. Notifies the RN of any change in patient's condition, intentions, or if verbalizes intent to hurt self or others..5. Maintains confidentiality of patient information.6. Demonstrates respect and dignity of patient. 7. Assists the patient with meal tray set up (opening cartons, removing lids, etc.).8. Monitors patient safety.9. Utilizes respectful verbal cues to elicit patient cooperation.10. Participates in general conversation or other distraction activities if desired by patient.11. Ensures all personal care items are within patient reach.12. Maintains clean and organized appearance of patient room.OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES1. Works cooperatively with all nursing staff and ancillary care workers attending to patient.AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTSVariable work schedule requires day, evening, and night work as well as weekends and holidays.EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS1. Minimum of High School Diploma or GED is required.2. Experience in hospital setting preferred.3. Ability to communicate effectively and understand specific instructions is required.4. Knowledge of safe body mechanics and the environment of the hospital are required.5. Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact with staff and patients are required.
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