Sitter/Constant Observer

Total Joint


Variable Shift

Purpose and Scope:


To maintain the safety of patients who are confused, at risk of falling, or are suicidal and deemed a danger to self or others. The person in this position functions under the direction of the registered nurse.


Position Requirements:  


A. Education: High school graduate preferred.

B. Experience: Basic knowledge of care of patients.

C. Certification: BLS for Healthcare Providers.


Physical Requirements:


Must be able to: move intermittently throughout the work day; cope with the mental and emotional stress associated with this position; function safely and in accordance with Hospital safety standards; push patients on stretchers, wheelchairs, or beds from one area to another; reach overhead and across a patient bed; assist patients in transferring from bed to chair; chair to bed, bed to stretcher, bed to standing; stoop and bend intermittently throughout the day.  Assist patients in some activities of daily living as directed by the registered nurse.