Xanitos’ mission is to partner with healthcare organizations to help save lives. Our Patient Observation Assistants program is built with that goal in mind, to always ensure a patient’s safety during their hospital stay. We prioritize the recruitment, education, leadership presence, and engagement of our associates. Xanitos’ POA program will meet and exceed a targeted 90% fill rate of requested observations which will lead to high quality outcomes for our partners and our patients.
The role of the Patient Observation Attendant (POA/sitter) is to keep the patient safe when otherwise unattended in their room. Based on an assessment by nursing, Xanitos POAs are assigned to monitor patients who are classified as a safety or suicide risk under the terms of the POA program. This allows the clinical staff to focus their resources on patient care. POAs are not permitted to provide medical care or intervention. The primary role of the POA is to maintain uninterrupted visual observation of a patient and alert the care team of any issues observed regarding the patient’s safety or welfare.
Responsibilities of a Patient Observation Attendant (POA/sitter) :
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