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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown, WV

Company
West Virginia University Hospital
Job Classification
Part Time
Company Ref #
16-4007
AJE Ref #
576022776
Location
Morgantown, WV
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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POSITION DESCRIPTION



JOB TITLE & CODE:

Patient Care Sitter (60504)

DEPARTMENT:

Central Transport

REPORTS TO:

Manager / Supervisor

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt







POSITION SUMMARY:

The Patient Care Sitter role is a position providing support to the patient care team as well as directly attending to certain, specified needs of the patient.

















MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Obtain certification in HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date.

2.

Successful completion of Hospital Patient Care Sitter training course within 3 weeks of employment.

















PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.



CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.

The Patient Care Sitter provides constant observation and monitoring of assigned patients to ensure safety and prevention of injury.

2.

Receives report from exiting PCS or RN including any patient specific behaviors to monitor.

3.

Courteously greets patients, identifies self, and explains purpose.

4.

Ensures patient s safety

5.

Observes and reports to the RN all patient concerns or changes in condition.

6.

Promptly calls for assistance as needed.

7.

Provides care within scope of practice.

8.

Assists patient to restroom. Walks patient in corridor as needed.

9.

Does not leave patient unless relieved by another staff member.

10.

Notifies RN if tubes, IV, catheter, etc. become disconnected.

11.

Reports defective equipment to CN.

12.

Accompanies the patient to other areas of the Hospital for diagnostic tests or upon transfer to other units.

13.

Utilize appropriate patient handling equipment according to patient s care plan.

14.

Transports lab specimens, patient equipment and patient belongings as required with the patient.

15.

Maintains a safe, orderly and well equipped environment.

16.

Keeps patient room neat and orderly.

17.

Evaluates patient s environment for possible hazards and removes those hazards.

18.

Promotes infection control.

19.

Washes hands before and after patient contact.

20.

Follows isolation procedures according to the Infection Control Policy.

21.

Competently utilizes technology.

22.

Demonstrates understanding of the use of unit technology i.e. call systems, bed controls and TV controls.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

Heavy/Hard Work: Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Be able to walk for periods of time. Handling of materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Positioning and lifting of patients weighing 50 pounds. Pushing/pulling carts or beds weighing up to 200 pounds.

2.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patient s profile and appropriate algorithms.



WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



SKILLS & ABILILTIES:

1.

Demonstrate competency in the use of Safe Patient Handling equipment.









Date Reviewed/Revised: August 2016