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RN's required to be sitters???

anneRN96 anneRN96 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Special care nursery.

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If my hospital wants to pay my RN salary to sit and watch a patient - why not???  My favorite "sitter" job was during flu season - sent to NICU to sit and make sure parents/visitors wash hands and don PPE before visiting their baby....Easy peasy kindof day, yes, please I'll take $45+/hour to do that anytime. 

On 8/11/2020 at 5:52 AM, SarahMaria said:

I am an RN at a psych hospital.  If I am not giving medications, I am acting as a sitter.  We only sit for a maximum of 1.5 hours at a time, and usually less, maybe 2-3 times a shift.  I regard sitting just as part of the job.  If the facility wants to pay me to sit there and stare at a patient, why not?

I'd be fine with a 1.5 hour sit, even a few times a shift, it's the 12 hour ones that stink.


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