Hospital Sitter Service, Dutchess County OPWDD

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Date Posted: 01-09-2018
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide. 
 
Available Position(s): Hospital Sitter Services in Bronx, Dutchess, New York, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester Counties.

Work to be performed at:  The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)- Bronx, Dutchess, New York, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester Counties.

Scope of Work:
1. Interacting with hospitalized individuals assisting with their adjustment to a new environment, interpreting and communicating their needs (as necessary) to appropriate hospital staff.
2. Providing individualized assistance based upon the person’s needs including communicating preferences in foods, diet consistencies.
3. Observing the individual's responses to treatment and reporting them orally to appropriate hospital staff.
4. Maintaining a communication log to report applicable observations to the oncoming sitter staff.
5. Limited behavioral intervention (soothing, reassuring, etc.) if the individual is exhibiting agitated or anxious behavior.
6. Assisting individuals with grooming activities (combing hair, brushing teeth, cleaning fingernails, shaving, applying powders/lotions, etc.).
7. Under the direction of hospital nurses, assisting hospital staff: Ambulating as necessary/directed. Bathing or showering as necessary/directed. Toileting needs as necessary/directed iv. Changing clothing as necessary/directed. Changing bedding as necessary/directed.  Repositioning individuals as necessary/directed. Individuals food and/or fluid intake as necessary/directed.
8. With hospital staff, escorting the individual to inpatient hospital treatments and testing.


Position Requirements/Qualifications
The hospital sitter must be able to record messages and keep simple records, be able to understand and carry out directions and instructions.
The hospital sitter shall possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
The hospital sitter must be licensed/certified according to the State of NY stipulations.

JOB APPLICATION LINK:   https://ghg.catsone.com/careers 
 
Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
GHG
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ana@globalhealthcaregroup.com Tel. 717-364-6181  Fax: 717-412-2100 
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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