Sitter Nursing Resources Department prn

AboutMedStar St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland
Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience.
General Summary of Position:
Performs functions in an effort to streamline Emergency Department efficiency and effectiveness. This will be accomplished by accurately completing patient charge tickets, ensuring proper stocking of patient care areas as well as, overseeing supply and equipment utilization and maintenance.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Three (3) months of related experience preferred

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Uses safety measures for patient and self in accordance with protocol.
  • Performs direct observation of patients for the purpose of identification of behaviors that are potentially hazardous to self or others and reports such observations to appropriate personnel in appropriate timeframe.
  • Communicates with patients and encourages casual patient verbalization.
  • Participates in minor diversion activities, such as reading to the patient. Assists unit staff in preventing patients from climbing out of bed by providing appropriate diversion activities
  • Remains attentive to the patient at all times, unless relieved of duty by the patient care staff.
  • Documents patient activity in electronic health record as appropriate.
  • Notifies unit staff if verbal reminders and diversion are unsuccessful in distracting patient.
  • Escalates patient and safety concerns to RN and Nurse Techs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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