Under the direction of a licensed professional, provides sitter services for the patient who has an order for 1:1 staffing. The individual in the position watches over the patient and ensures that they are in a safe environment at all times. The Patient Sitter will report to the nurse or charge nurse should the patient try to get out of bed, pull on their tubes, or display other behavior that may cause harm to themselves or others. The Patient Sitter position may provide assistance with direct patient care under the direction of a licensed professional. Suicide and high risk patients may not be left unattended at any time. The Patient Sitter must have the ability to maintain visual contact with the patient at all times including toileting. Other duties include assisting in patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional to include turning, feeding, bathing and bathroom needs. The Patient Sitter must have the ability to maintain appropriate precautions for suicidal patients as indicated in the Suicidal Patient Policy. In addition, the Patient Sitter must communicate with the patient care team to include Patient Sitter, Nurse Assistant or Registered Nurse by getting report regarding patient's condition and plan of care before beginning of shift and providing report before leaving assigned patient. The Patient Sitter must accompany the patient while off the floor for procedures and may not take the patient to smoke, to the cafeteria or gift shop.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Previous related experience preferred.
CPR (American Heart Association)
De-escalation training required within 90 days of hire/transfer date.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.