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Emergency Department Behavioral Health Patient Sitter
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90664089

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Emergency Department Behavioral Health Patient Sitter

The Emergency Department Behavorial Health Patient Sitter will be observing patients in psychiatric crisis. The ED staff will place the patient in a safe environment for the patient sitter to continually observe/monitor. Any changes in patient's physical or mental behaviors would be reported to ED staff.

Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time. Visual acuity corrected to 20/20. Must be able to pass a hearing test. Physical contact with the patient is minimal to none.



Complies with all hospital policies, regulations, and care standards. Maintains privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information.

Informs the nursing staff of any patient supply issues or concerns.

May not transport patient for testing or procedures outside of the ED area but must accompany and remain within arm's length of patient unless otherwise directed by nursing staff.

Observes the patient for physical and/or mental changes.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Recognizes and reports physical and mental changes to the nursing staff.

Serves as a team member in meeting patient's needs.


Experience/Education Requirements:High School diploma required.Completion of one semester and actively enrolled and in good standing in a college credited health science program required, completion of one clinical rotation preferred; or graduate of an EMT-B training curriculum; or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the State of Illinois on the Nursing Assistant registry; or current Emergency Department team member with at least 3 months of experience at Riverside.

License or Certification Requirements:CPR required within 90 days of hire


Job ID2018-17216

# of Openings1

CategoryC.N.A./Other Clinical Tech

TypePRN/TR (As Needed)


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