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Patient Safety Sitter - Per Diem Evening

Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Perth Amboy
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.


A day in the life of a Patient Safety Sitter at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Under direction of the RN, provides a safe environment for patients whose behavior warrants observation, for "at risk for falls"
  • Utilizes appropriate communication channels; obtains report and communicates all changes in behavior to the RN
  • Continuously observes the patient within eyesight range at arm's length and by maintaining presence in the room
  • Responds to patients attempts to ambulate and get up by first putting on call light and calling out for help
  • Arranges scheduled breaks and meals with RN
  • Observes and reports patients' behaviors and changes to RN promptly
  • Ensure patient satisfaction and positive patient communications outcomes by promoting concepts of Pride in Caring
  • Introduces self, greets and orients patient to role of sitter
  • Communicates patient's needs, requests and complaints of pain to RN promptly
  • Keeps patient informed of status of requests
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy of patient and information
  • Provides competent observation to patients and intervenes appropriately for fall risk utilizing safe patient approach


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association required
  • Previous experience in a hospital setting preferred

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Keywords: Hackensack University Medical Center, New York , Patient Safety Sitter - Per Diem Evening, Other , Perth Amboy, New York

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