Sitter Job at Mission Community Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

  • Mission Community Hospital
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or designee, the Sitter may be a clinical and/or non-clinical person who provides patient safety services, through visualization, and within close proximity to patient(s) who are at risk of hurting/harming themselves or others. The Sitter patient population may include suicidal and/or psychotic behavior or medical conditions that cause confusion and/or inability to comply with healthcare directives. The Sitter does not provide and/or perform direct patient care but serves to support the healthcare team in providing direct supervision of the patient(s) to prevent and/or minimize harm to him/her or others.


  • Flexible Scheduling 
  • Opportunities for Career Growth 
  • Competitive Pay



  • Monitors the behavior and habits of a particular patient in the Hospital.

  • Communicates, in a timely manner, to supervising RN any patients’ needs, concerns, or questions in real time.

  • Ability to safely ambulate with Sitter patient as permitted by the healthcare team.

  • Capable of notifying/informing members of the healthcare team when need arises.

  • Honors the rights, privacy, and opinions of the patient and their families.

  • Actively focuses on the person being assigned as needing a sitter.

  • Refrain from ANY activity other than sitting (e.g. using cellphone, watching TV, reading, logging into a computer, visiting with others.)

  • Demonstrates empathy, concern, and caring approach to patients and families.

  • Maintains confidentiality at all times to ensure integrity of the nursing departments and patient


  • Maintains current educational record, including licensure/certification per Hospital policy.

  • Assists in crisis situations - performs CPR, assists in restraining violent patients, etc.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Code announcements (Code Blue, Code Red, Code Gray, Code Silver,

    etc.), as stated in the Safety Manual.

  • Follows appropriate Code notification procedures and functions in a Code situation quickly and calmly.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Works at least 3 shifts per 1-month period to remain active.

  • Experience as a licensed and/or certified healthcare worker e.g./LVN, emergency room tech, certified nurse’s assistant, medical assistant, mental health worker or completed an initial Sitter Orientation and Competency course.

  • BLS


We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Tags

Local area, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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