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Safety Sitter - Float Nursing

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital • Marietta, GA • Nursing Support • 112182 • Days • Full-Time


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Continuous Observation

  • Notify RN/Charge RN/CCP of potential or recent changes in the patient's behavioral risk factors, or mental status as observed
  • Document patient status every 15 minutes on patients under observation for involuntary behavioral health patients and every hour for medical safety sitting
  • Evaluate & secure environment for safety each shift
  • Document interventions as needed
  • Always Ensures direct visibility & observation of patient

Telesitter Facility Liaison

  • Tracks, delivers, maintains, and retrieves telesitter carts
  • Troubleshoots any cart connectivity issues and places an IT ticket if necessary
  • Performs safe room guideline checks upon initiation and upon every hand-off thereafter
  • Performs environmental rounds to ensure safe room guidelines are being maintained
  • Responds to remote telesitter escalation for face-to-face intervention
  • Notifies Nurse and/or charge Nurse when face to face redirection is required

Care Team Collaboration

  • Supports initiatives of the interdisciplinary care team
  • Practices 200% accountability for patient safety
  • Patient Transport- proper verification of patient identification & notification of RN upon leaving or returning to room when not needed for patient observation
  • EVS & Nutrition Services ? assist EVS & Food services when not needed for patient observation

Patient Centered Care

  • Supports an environment of healing or wellness for patients which includes addressing patient needs in partnership with the patient
  • Engages the patient and family in compliance with the treatment plan
  • Effectively contributes to the plan of care or treatment intervention based on assigned tasks and patient/family input in collaboration with the healthcare team with a focus on the care continuum
  • Consistently implements safety interventions to minimize risk in achievement of intended outcomes
  • Provides basic patient care needs (ex. Hygiene, nutrition, elimination, physical comfort measures) as assigned
  • Assist RN and other members of health care team with care delivery as assigned
  • Notifies nurse when physician/interdisciplinary care team members arrive in observed patient room

Safe Space and Infection Control

  • Provides a safe environment for the provision of patient care
  • Consistent use of appropriate hand hygiene
  • Keeps patient rooms and unit areas clean and free of clutter
  • Follows appropriate PPE/Infection control policies
  • Reinforces the importance of universal precautions with patient and patient's family
  • Utilizes proper body mechanics and lift equipment
  • Performs environment of care rounds


  • Uses effective written and oral communication skills with patients, staff, physicians, family and visitors
  • Uses safety communication techniques
  • Communicates completion of assignment/duties to appropriate person
  • Communicates patient care concerns/problems/emergencies to the RN
  • Uses positive and respectful communication with all members of healthcare team, patients and families
  • Communicates with patient and updates white boards with information as requested


Required Minimum Education

  • High school diploma Required or equivalent from an accredited program 
  • Must attend and successfully complete the Wellstar training and Initial Competency Assessment within the first 30 days of employment

Preferred Minimum Experience

  • Previous healthcare experience 

Required Minimum Skills

  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Ability to hear and see alarms and digital readouts
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with other healthcare providers in the provision of patient care
  • Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations is essential

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Basic Life Support 
  • BLS - Instructor 
  • BLS - Provisional 

Preferred Licenses and Certifications

  • Graduate from a CNA/CMA Program or completion of first semester nursing clinicals including nursing fundamentals 
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