North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

Patient Companion - Sitter

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-2118
Category
Nursing
Shift
Varies
NARMC
Type
PRN

Overview

Patient Safety

Responsibilities

PSYCHIATRIC COMPANION

 

  • Goal:  Keep patient safe from harming themselves or others

 

Requirements:

 

  • Able to sit/stand and monitor patient one on one
  • Able to call for help in the event of an emergency and not leave the patient
  • Able to identify and notify staff of destructive behavior
  • Able to activate emergency codes appropriately
  • Maintain professionalism with patient/staff
  • Remain calm with irate patient’s/families
  • Adhere to strict HIPPA guidelines at all times.

 

FALL RISK COMPANION

 

  • Goal:  Keep patient safe

 

Requirements:

 

  • Able to sit/stand and assist patient quickly to prevent injury from falling
  • Able to call for help in the event of an emergency and not leave the patient
  • Able to identify/communicate patient needs with staff appropriately
  • Able to effectively communicate with patient’s and family members
  • Maintain professionalism with patient/staff
  • Provide calm reassuring environment with confused/demented patients
  • Adhere to strict HIPPA guidelines at all times.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

 

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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