A patient sitter is a healthcare professional or support staff assigned to monitor and ensure the safety of patients, particularly those at risk of injury or requiring constant supervision in a medical setting. Their primary role is to prevent accidents, assist with non-medical needs, and provide companionship.

Job Description

We are seeking a Patient Sitter to become a member of our team and offer patients who are in danger during their stay in our medical institution both physical and emotional support. The duties of a Patient Sitter include monitoring patients, notifying nurses and other medical personnel as necessary, and offering patients emotional support. In the end, you will be working closely with patients who pose a risk of harming themselves or others.

The following are the responsibilities of a Patient Sitter:

  • Monitoring the individuals under your care without becoming distracted.
  • Notifying nurses when a patient requires assistance or involvement.
  • Offering patients company and emotional support.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Track patients’ vital signs and look for any changes in their health.
  • Help patients with simple needs.
  • Avoid carrying out medical treatments or taking any other unapproved measures.
  • Maintain the privacy of patient information.
  • Respect hospital regulations and guidelines.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Solid background working as a Patient Sitter or in a related position.
  • Capacity to manage events that cause emotional anguish.
  • Discreet look and superior cleanliness.
  • Capacity to respond quickly and composedly under duress.
  • Appropriate education and/or credentials to work as a Patient Caregiver.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the role of a Patient Sitter?

A Patient Sitter provides one-on-one observation and support to patients, ensuring their safety and well-being.

How does a Patient Sitter assist patients during their hospital stay?

Patient Sitters offer companionship, monitor patients for safety, and assist with non-medical needs, such as getting water or calling for assistance.

Can family members or patients request a Patient Sitter’s assistance?

Yes, patients or their families can request a Patient Sitter through the hospital staff or nursing team.

What qualifications are typically required for someone to become a Patient Sitter?

Requirements may vary, but typically, Patient Sitters need basic training in patient care and strong communication skills.

How does a Patient Sitter handle emergencies or changes in a patient’s condition?

Patient Sitters are trained to alert the nursing staff or healthcare professionals in case of emergencies or changes in the patient’s condition.