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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Staffing & Data Resource Ctr
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 606351
Date Posted: 7/15/2021
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

The Patient Sitter provides constant safety in the patient room at the bedside per policy and maintains constant visual observation of the patient. This position does not leave the patient alone or out of sight unless specifically instructed by the RN.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Obtains a verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include patient care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers and any special considerations.
  2. Positions self in patient room at bedside per policy to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Stays within arm’s reach as appropriate. Provides constant safety monitoring, may include while the patient is showering and toileting. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless specifically instructed by the RN.
  3. Maintains an accurate record of patient activity, behaviors, and interventions. Notifies the RN of significant changes.
  4. Ensures a safe environment, (removing clutter, maintaining ligature resistant standards).
  5. Engages as appropriate the patient in diversional activities.
  6. Demonstrates behavior management strategies for de-escalating agitated patients.
  7. Follows universal precautions whenever giving any aspect of patient observation and surveillance.
  8. Maintains confidentiality.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. High school diploma or equivalent. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card by start date. Required
2. Current Heart Savers CPR by start date. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Occasionally
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
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