THIS NOTICE DOES NOT APPLY TO LIVE-IN CASES
SLEEPING WHILE ON DUTY
All Metro is committed to providing quality home care services and expects staff to act in a professional manner. Whether or not you are on a night shift, you have the responsibility for observing the condition of your patient and you cannot do that appropriately if you are asleep.
It may be very difficult to stay awake all night in a dark room watching somebody sleep, but this is no excuse… you are being paid to provide care to your patients while promoting an environment of safety and support.
Any staff found to have been sleeping while on duty will face disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
7 tips for staying awake during your shift:
IF YOU ARE WORKING A NIGHT SHIFT, YOU SHOULD BE CHECKING ON THE PATIENT EVERY 15 MINUTES