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Nurse Technician Sitter PRN - HCA Fredericksburg, Virginia

Nurse Technician Sitter PRN - HCA Fredericksburg, Virginia

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SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Working under the supervision of a RN, the Nursing Tech / Patient Sitter’s primary responsibility is to observe patients who are at risk for adverse events (falls, self-injury, harm to others). The Nursing Tech / Patient Sitter will follow the plan of care for the patient as outlined by the RN and will keep the assigned patient under continuous observation at all times, including during transport and while using the bathroom. The Nurse Tech / Patient Sitter will provide diversionary activities when necessary, as well as report any changes in the patient condition to the co-assigned RN immediately. · Receives handoff from RN who is assigned to the patient. Communicates with RN during shift about patient status.· Performs hand hygiene before and after patient contact. Carries out isolation procedures and utilizes universal precautions.· Maintains safe environment for patient by performing constant observation. Accompanies patient when leaving unit. Utilizes safety devices (bed rails, wheel locks). Notifies RN if tubes/catheters become disconnected or if patient condition changes from baseline.· While performing constant observation, provides diversionary activities such as reading, play, TV. Orients patient to person, time and place, as needed.· Anticipates needs for patient including placing useful items around patient and providing companionship as well as observation.· With specific patients (including psychiatric admissions), observes for patients surroundings/belongings or if patient is trying to obtain items that could cause themselves injury or harm.

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