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Patient Sitter

Company: Capital Health
Location: Pennington
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewPosition #: 5273Responsibilities* Under direction of the staff nurse, Observation aide will be assigned to a specific patient who behavior warrants observation and remain in constant attendance to assist in maintaining the patient's safety.* Communicates all changes in behavior to the RN.* Ensures constant attendance throughout shift for assigned patient. Ensures patient is visible at all times.* Ensures patient is within reaching distance including during bathroom and shower use and during visiting hours.* Keeps patient company and helps with eating and other difficult tasks for the patient.* Removes dangerous items from patient as directed by registered nurse.* Accompanies patient transport to testing areas.* Adapts to changing department demands and is flexible in staffing patterns and assignments.Requirements* High school diploma or equivalency.* One year of previous work experience.* Frequent physical demands include:* Occasional physical demands include: Standing, Walking, Climbing (eg, stairs or ladders), Carry objects, Push/Pull, Twisting, Bending, Reaching forward, Reaching overhead, Squat/kneel/crawl, Wrist position deviation, Pinching/fine motor activities, Keyboard use/repetitive motion, Taste or Smell* Continuous physical demands include: Sitting, Talk or Hear* Lifting Floor to Waist 15 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 10 lbs

Keywords: Capital Health, Trenton , Patient Sitter, Other , Pennington, New Jersey

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