Penn Highlands Healthcare

Patient Sitter

Job Location US-PA-DuBois
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/23/2018 3:04 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Emergency Department
Rotating 7AM - 7:30PM/7PM - 7:30AM
Full Time


The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois) like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.


PH DuBois offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PH DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

POSITION SUMMARY:     The Patient Sitter, under the directon of the Registered Nurse, will observe and interact with individual patients to ensure safety.


Complies with PH-DuBois policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations.


Demonstrates ability to perform patient observation to ensure safety.

  • Observes the patient's action and behaviors to ensure patient safety.
  • Establishes a positive relationship with patients / families and reports patient / family concerns accurately and concisely to appropriate treatment team member.
  • Reports significant changes in the patient's behavior to the RN during the shift.
  • Reports signs of increasing agitation to the RN.
  • Reports to the RN at the end of shift--patient behavior, sleeping pattern, and other relevant information.
  • Ensures the comfort needs are met if monitoring patient directly at the bedside.
  • Responds promptly to patient call bells and patient needs.
  • Promptly reports changes in patient's condition to the RN.

Demonstrates personal accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Participates in implementing departmental initiatives.
  • Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication.
  • Ensure environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers.
  • Informs Department Director / Supervisor / Clinical Manager of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues.

Maintains current CPR and Comprehensive Crisis Management certifications.


General duties as directed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • One year patient care experience preferred
  • Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification required within 6 months of start date in department/position
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management certification required within 6 months of start date in department/position
  • Good verbal and written communication skills rquired
  • Familiarity with medical terminology preferred

**Will work every other weekend

**Will work 3 holidays per year


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