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Patient Safety Sitter

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


General Summary:

The Patient Safety Sitter is a temporary entry-level position. The position exists to provide observation for the patient who requires close continuous observation for protection from harm. Employees will report directly to a unit or department leader and the director provides high level oversight.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(25%)* As directed by the RN: provides stand by assistance during patient ambulation, accompanies the patient when being transported to other departments; assists the patient with tasks that aren't required to be performed by the RN or Patient Care Technician such as assisting with meals if directed by RN.

(25%)* Maintains a calm, clean, and safe environment. Follows the appropriate level of safety precautions and PPE utilization while observing the patient. Maintains confidentiality.

(20%)* Documents observations accurately and timely as directed by the RN.

(20%)* Immediately communicates significant information to the RN such as changes in the patient's behavior or condition. Follows emergency procedures in the event of any emergency situation such as an accident, injury, or significant change in the patient's condition.

(10%)* Remains awake, alert, calm, and professional, staying in constant view of the patient at all times and focused on the patient at all times.

Does NOT take independent action(s) with patients. Tasks must be directed or approved by the RN.

Other duties as assigned by the RN or management leader.


Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 90 days of hire or transfer to position.

High school diploma or GED is required. MyMichigan Health has a GED program for those in need of a GED.

Computer experience is required.

Good organizational skills, a team player and ability to work under high pressure.

Ability to exercise good judgement.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.


Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Patient Safety Sitter, Other , Midland, Michigan

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