Patient Sitter

HCA El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 1 week ago

About Del Sol Medical Center

Since 1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II Trauma Center, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

The physicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion and integrity.

Benefits

We offer an excellent total compensation package, for various positions including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, Student Loan Assistance Program, employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide quality care to patients, in accordance with the philosophy, goals, and objectives of Del Sol Medical Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitors patient activity and ensures safety at all times.

  • Maintains a direct line of sight with patient at all times, never leaving patient alone under any circumstances. The nurse should be called with any change in condition or if the patient becomes uncontrollable.

  • PATIENT SITTER is able to complete an assessment, with the aid of a checklist, of the environment to help remove or mitigate risk to the patient (Items such as sheets, gowns or call lights can be used to harm themselves). The room must be assessed each shift and after any visitors leave.

  • PATIENT SITTER understands that patients on suicide precaution may not leave the floor except for testing and or procedures. When the patient must leave for testing or procedure the PATIENT SITTER must accompany the patient.

  • Inspite of family or visitors being present for SUICIDAL patients the PATIENT SITTER must remain in the room and maintain line of sight.

  • Verbally intervenes during crisis. This includes the functional ability to quickly grasp various situations, develop rapport with emotionally disturbed people, and understand when people are or are not processing information, and be supportive or directive as needed.

  • Reading, listening to music, cell phone usage, or any other activity that would distract the PATIENT SITTER while working with patients is strictly prohibited.

  • Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

  • PATIENT SITTER must be able to write accurate, clear, and legible reports.

  • Demonstrates competencies appropriate to the age of the patients served. These competencies are demonstrated throughout the Position Competency Checklist and are not limited to the Job Description's major responsibilities. Any negative responses to these criteria standards will result in an improvement plan for the employee.

  • Participates in the unit based Quality Improvement process.

  • Practices, endorses and provides customer service skills to patients, visitors physicians and staff.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality

  • Organizes and communicates patient care activities to the patient and to the Registered Nurse.

  • Monitors and documents information regarding patient activities, as directed by the Registered Nurse.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Required

High School or equivalency,

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

REQUIRED

  • BCLS certified

  • CPI training within 30 days of hire

  • Restraint training within 30 days of hire

  • Other de-escalation training/courses deemed necessary

PREFERRED

Certification from State approved Nursing Assistant Certification Course.

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

Prior acute care experience handling difficult patients or situations helpful

Prior healthcare security experience helpful

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Read and write Basic English.

  • Knowledge of body substance isolation. (Preferred)

  • Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partner's needs.

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