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Patient Sitter

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Riverhead
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Description
The patient sitter, under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, keeps the patient safe from harm
Job Responsibility


  • Sitters observe the patient and maintain a safe environment, and as delegated by the nurse, may provide care to the patient that does not interfere with the ability to maintain continuous visual contact.
  • The sitter accompanies the patient for any clinical tests or procedures off the unit. The sitter remains within an arm*s length distance of the patient unless otherwise directed by the person performing the test or procedure.
  • The sitter may be assigned to monitor two patients in the same room. The sitter positions him/herself to maintain an unobstructed view of both patients. Additional staff must be provided if patient activity (e.g., patient ambulating in the hall, patient in the restroom or patient transported off the unit) prevents the sitter from simultaneously monitoring both patients.
  • The Sitter is responsible for ensuring that the patient*s dignity is preserved.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the appropriate observation to the patient population requiring AvaSure monitoring.
  • The Sitter provides for patient safety by removing potentially harmful objects or contraband from patient and environment (e.g., sharp objects, glass items, belts, ties, hairdryer, purse, cosmetics, mirrors, electric razors).
  • The activities delegated to the Sitter are determined by the policies and procedures of the Nursing Department and are in accordance with the requirements of the patient care unit.
  • Performs related duties, as required.


    Job Qualification

    • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, required.



      *Additional Salary Detail
      The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

Keywords: Northwell Health, New Haven , Patient Sitter, Other , Riverhead, Connecticut

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