Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) / Patient Sitter - Sitters - Full-Time, Nights

Location
Derry, New Hampshire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 10, 2017
Closes
May 26, 2018
Ref
00636-4057
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent

Parkland Medical Center, through our partnerships with The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and the New England Heart Institute (NEHI), brings specialized medicine by highly skilled physicians, innovative approaches to treatment and advanced technology to our communities. With convenient locations in Derry, Londonderry and Salem, were proud to provide all the care you need close to home.

Position Summary:

The Patient Sitter LNA remains with the patient to provide constant observation and attendance. The Patient Sitter provides direct supervision and frequent safety checks on patients identified as high risk for safety issues such as falls, wandering, self-injury, delirium etc. under the direct supervision of the assigned RN.

Essential Functions:

  • Remains in constant attendance observing the patient unless relieved by another staff member
  • Monitors and observes patients behavior, condition and safety
  • Reports any change to nursing staff immediately
  • Obtains shift report and plan of care for shift from assigned RN
  • Attend to patient care needs
  • Anticipates need for assistance in providing safety for patient
  • Competent in proper use of restraints
  • Orients and reorients patient as appropriate
  • Engages patient in therapeutic activities, if appropriate
  • Accurate and timely documentation of care
  • Maintains cleanliness of patient care area
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, other providers, patients and families
  • Promotes internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Builds and promotes a culture of service excellence and continuous improvement
  • Attendance: works as scheduled and is compliant with Attendance and Tardiness Policy

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