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McLaren Health Care Patient Safety Associate/Patient Sitter - McLaren Careers in Lapeer, Michigan

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of an RN, provides close, continuous observation of patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as falls, self-injury or harm to others. Assists in the provision of a safe and clean environment. Provides assistance with activities of daily living, unless the patient needs are such that adverse health consequences are predictable.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include information regarding the patient’s identified care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as any special consideration (NPO, bed alarms, etc.).

  • Positions self in patient room at bedside to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless specifically instructed by the nurse.

  • Obtains instruction from nurse regarding ambulation limitations and course of action for redirection of patient if needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Completion of a nursing assistant program.

  • One year related experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans