Patient Sitter
Heartland Regional Medical Center - Marion, IL

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Heartland Regional Medical Center (HRMC), a 92-bed, full-service facility, is located in the heart of southern Illinois on Illinois Route 13, two miles west of Interstate 57 in Marion. HRMC opened in December, 2002 and is the first new hospital in southern Illinois in more than forty years. Heartland Regional has over 140 physicians in 35 specialties on staff. HRMC offers advanced diagnostic imaging and radiology services including MRI, 64-slice CT, nuclear medicine studies, PET scanning, angiography, and cardiopulmonary testing including cardiac catheterization. In addition, HRMC offers expanded tertiary services including open-heart surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery in OB.


A non-licensed Patient Sitter works under the supervision and guidance of a professional staff nurse to provide observation of patients as a "sitter" only. SCOPE OF POSITION 1) Assists with helping a nursing employee when entering a patient's room. 2) Assists in ensuring, establishing, and maintaining, consistent with the philosophies of the hospital: - A productive atmosphere with high morale - Good rapport with all necessary parties (e.g. internal and external customers) - Coordinated objectives and goals designed to improve the fiscal & organizational operation. - A high quality work environment necessary for excellent patient/customer care by ensuring that standards set forth by the state, JCAHO, and other agencies are met. 3) Exercises all duties consistent with the needs of all patients/customers. 4) Is available on short notice to come in and directly observe a patient or close observation of several patients. 5) Respects all aspects of confidentiality with behavioral health patients. 6) Attends Behavioral Health monthly Grand Rounds or watches the video. 7) Observes room for safe environment for behavioral health patient(s), visitors and staff members. 8) Observes patient for any behavior that could indicate potential problems for patient or staff and alerts nursing staff immediately.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS 1. High School Graduate or equivalent preferred. 2. Must be 18 years of age or older. 3. Completion of Patient Sitter training. 4. Successful completion of 2 days orientation period.


Medical / Surgical Unit

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IL-Marion (Southern Illinois)


Heartland Regional Medical Center

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