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Patient Sitter - Nursing Resource Unit - FT Days

Company: Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:

Facility Name Northwest Texas Healthcare System Location AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary) Career Area Support & Entry Level Category Support Staff Job Description Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values. The Patient Sitter provides direct continual observation of patients requiring special precautions to ensure a safe environment during their hospital stay. Sitters are responsible for remaining with the assigned patient at all times during their assigned shift. Assists the RN to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and employees. Maintains professional behavior when dealing with issues or conflicts, utilizing appropriate resources, as needed. The concepts of the patient-centered care delivery model will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMER Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search. Job Requirements EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED - High School Diploma or equivalent required - Some experience in the hospital setting preferred - Possess current BLS certification from the American Heart Association upon hire and maintain certification throughout employment - Handle With Care and Verbal De-escalation completion within 30 days of hire and maintain throughout employment PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS - Ability to read and write in English - Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies and others - Ability to remain calm under stress - Ability to comprehend and follow instructions - Bending, lifting (25 lbs. minimum), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, pulling and squatting - Ability to repeatedly twist, squat and stoop - Exposure to infectious organisms, agents and toxic chemicals - Ability to make decisions within the limitations of the job

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