Patient Sitter
The George Washington University Hospital - Washington, DC

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The George Washington University Hospital is looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values. People who know that working in healthcare is more than a job…it’s a calling! Healthcare professionals have a unique opportunity to affect lives for the better every day. Just minutes from Washington, D.C.'s tourist sites and government headquarters, The George Washington University Hospital serves a diverse group of patients — from area residents to visiting dignitaries and heads of state. A subsidiary of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company that is one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies.

The Patient Sitter is a caregiver trained in the area of sitter services, for both psychiatric patients requiring 1:1 observation as well as observing patients who are at risk for falls and other harm to themselves. This position works under close supervison of the registered nurse.

  • Follow the plan of care for the patient
  • Observe and report changes in patient condition
  • Assist with meal preparation and with eating
  • Provide watchful supervision and oversight
  • Assist patient to bathroom/commode or with ambulation on unit as directed by nurse assigned to patient
  • Document patient behaviors as indicated on the observation flowsheet
  • Certifications - Current certification of Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals
  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Successful completion of training or demonstrate understanding and practical competency in the following areas: Understanding the needs of the elderly, handicapped or convalescing individuals; Transportation and escort services; Alerting staff for medical emergencies; Infection control
  • Health care experience preferred
  • Must possess patience and tact in working with the elderly or patients at risk for falls or other harm.
  • Able to speak and write English Fluently
  • Demonstrated communication, organization and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of basic patient-care activities preferred

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