An Emergency Department Patient Sitter assists in assuring a patient is safe when patients are at risk of harming themselves by pulling lines, falling, wandering and other behaviors. The ED Sitter is responsible for continuous monitoring of the patient from a TV monitor at the Nurses station. The patient is in a separate room in the Emergency Dept.
Essential duties include :
Continuously watch patient from TV monitor
Prevent patient from harming self
Assist in ensuring comfort of patient
Notifying nursing staff of any potentially unsafe behavior