Job Description

Job Title: Safety Sitter - Emergency Department - Casual/Per Diem
Job ID: 32218990
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: Emergency Dept
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC Williamsport has an opening for a Casual/Per Diem Safety Sitter in the Emergency Department. 

The Safety Sitter works to observe and provide appropriate diversion activities for the patient at the direction of the RN responsible for the patient.

Responsibilities:
  • Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. Commit to high quality,safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety. Report serious events/incidents per policy.
  • Improve the patient experience through the use of a rounding routine.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E.2. Be an ambassador for Susquehanna Health. Provide the best C.A.R.E.2 for our patients no matter what.
  • Reports any activity outside of established parameters to assigned RN.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Provides diversion activities to patient as needed to assure safety.
  • Works under the direction of the RN to observe patient behavior and maintain patient safety and communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Maintains an uninterrupted line of sight with the patient at all times.
  • Provides comfort measures to patient as needed to assure safety; e.g. additional pillow placement,drink of water as appropriate, repositioning of extremities on request, etc.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent Required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.10 to $19.90 / hour

    Union Position: No

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