Patient Sitter at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: dover, New Hampshire





Job Description:

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.


A Patient Sitter or is a caregiver who provides patients in need of supervision with companionship and care. Patient Safety Monitors provide a compassionate substitute for restraints, seclusion rooms and other measures to deal with challenging patients.


Under the supervision of clinical staff, patient sitters position themselves in their assigned patient's room to maintain constant visual observation of the patient If the patient has any worries or concerns about how they're feeling, or if their symptoms are worsening, patient sitters listen to these problems and relay them to the appropriate nurse so that further action can be taken if necessary. The role provides care in a manner that soothes patients, observes for changes in their condition, and summons nursing staff where necessary. It is important that patient sitters desist from performing unauthorized duties.


A Patient Sitter is a caregiver who provides patients in need of supervision with companionship and care. Patient Safety Monitors provide a compassionate substitute for restraints, seclusion rooms and other measures to deal with challenging patients.



Qualifications

Experience Minimum Required

• 3+ mos in a customer service related position with proven, effective communication skills at various social levels



Education Minimum Required

• HS Diploma or equivalent



Special Skills Minimum Required

• Ability to make immediate decisions, while maintaining composure, in emergency response situations



EEO Statement

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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