Patient Sitter/Transporter, Full-time Days, AdventHealth
Location Address:1500 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, Florida 34471
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Ocala
- Horse Capital of the World
- Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa,
- Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to
Marion County for over 120 years
- Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services,
with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
- Spectacular springs throughout the county
You Will Be Responsible For:
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB
Demonstrates Caring and Patient First Behaviors.
Introduces self to patient and explains role to patient,
introduces on coming sitter.
Properly use stretcher, wheelchair, and beds during
Knowledge of Regulatory requirements related to Baker/Marchman
Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively and
document information accurately.
Demonstrates respect for human dignity and self-worth, interacts
with the patients in a non-judgmental manner. Is respectful and
aware of cultural diversity.
Maintains patient privacy 100% of the time.
Acknowledges patients in a friendly manner.
Demonstrates care for one another and respect for each persons
Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety
Ability to remain calm and focused during stressful and/or
emotionally charged situations
Ability to obtain vital signs and bedside glucose results with
appropriate equipment (BSC or Dinamap)
Ability to monitor and record oral intake
Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and
impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services.
Is knowledgeable and complies with the stated institutional
activities and expectations.
Has effective communication between all team members, patients,
Maintains a safe environment for patients, coworkers, and
Does not provide direct patient care.
Alarms Registered Nurse with patient problems, concerns, or
Maintains patient confidentiality, uses universal precautions,
adheres to isolation requirements.
Assists to keep environment clean and uncluttered for safety
Demonstrates safety in sitting with patients while in
restraints, or fall precaution.
Conforms to dress code, time and attendance policies.
Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth.
Completes all mandatory educational requirements.
Attends required hospital wide meetings and attends at least 75%
of unit staff meetings (reviews meeting minutes if not
Listen respectfully and avoid defensiveness in verbal and
Exhibit willingness to assist co-workers.
Display support in organizational decisions in their
communication and actions.
Refrains from gossiping and spreading rumors.
Looks for opportunities to support, recognize and celebrate
Conduct themselves in a calm and collected manner at all
Demonstrate patient/customer focused, compassionate
Take responsibility for decisions, actions and results and
deliver on commitments.
Practice financial responsibility.
Cooperate and collaborate with team members and others.
Comply with the Employee Code of Conduct and all other Hospital
Institutional Policies and Procedures.
Demonstrate compliance with all federal, state and local laws;
rules and government.
Demonstrate effective communication skills with all team
members, patients and families.
Maintain satisfactory participation and attendance at required
and non-required meetings and staff development programs.
Promote evidence of adherence to the hospital confidentiality
What You Will Need:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
One or more years in a clinical/hospital setting.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High School Diploma
Must have ability to follow written and verbal instructions
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
One year, or more, experience as a Patient Sitter or Psychiatric
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION
Entry Level - Maintains current Florida certification, Maintains
PCT educational requirements as outlined in the organizational
The Patient Sitter/Transporter responsibilities include but are
not limited to 1. Provides the services of an observer for any
patient on a patient care unit who has been assessed to require
constant observation in order to maximize his/her safety. 2.
Transportation responsibilities include the transportation of
patients and patient related equipment with the hospital. The
patient transporter role is important to the throughput of patients
within the medical center. 3. Obtainment of patient vital signs and
bedside glucose readings using appropriate equipment. The needs and
concerns of the patients are acknowledged by sensing, helping,
acknowledging, respecting, and explaining. Actively participates in
outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in
maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with
federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and