HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Sitter PRN in Las Vegas, Nevada

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas,Southern Hills Hospitalprovides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a/Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®/for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – the only Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for five consecutive years. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

Position: Sitter - PRN - ED Psych Holds

The sitter functions under the supervision of a registered nurse when performing assigned duties. The principle responsibilities include sitting/monitoring patients that are high risk for falls and/or risk of injury to self of others, by direct observation and/or a video monitoring system. The sitter also performs other duties as assigned. In addition, sitters support patient safety initiatives, quality improvement activities, demonstrate essentials of professional courtesy, respect, customer service, cultural diversity and reliability. The Sitter elevates the patient experience in every interaction. Sitters will maintain competency with skills required for the assigned duty and or unit/department and demonstrates knowledge regarding standards of care and standards of practice in the assigned area. He/She demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth, development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of patient status. Sitters also communication patient status to the registered nurse.

Sitters will maintain and project a professional image in manner of dress, personal appearance, grooming, hygiene and conduct at all times. Sitters remain calm in crisis and emergency situations and follow direction from other staff members as appropriate. They maintain effective working relationships with all members of the care team.

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Excellent communication skills are required. Previous patient care experience in an emergency department or behavioral health environment is strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE: * Knowledge of Emergency Department Systems is desired * Working knowledge of word processing, and spreadsheet applications also desired CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: * None required

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Sitter PRN

Location: Nevada-Las Vegas-Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center

Requisition ID: 08967-4120