Observation Sitter, Per Diem
Summary of Responsibility
The safety sitter provides direct observation to the patient deemed a safety risk.
1. Sits with patients deemed by the supervising nurse to be at risk for fall or injury – attempting unsupervised activities including but not limited to; (1) getting out of bed, (2) getting up out of a chair and (3) removing/pulling at tubes or lines.
2. May provide diversionary activities for the patient through light conversation, use of the busy box and ambulation if directed by the supervising nurse.