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When loved ones are sick or distressed, we want to be by their side. We want to make sure that they are in a stable condition, eating well, getting enough rest, and getting better. When being present for a sick family member 24/7 may not be feasible, families can rely on dependable patient sitters to be there for them. 

Also commonly referred to as hospital sitters or patient companions, patient sitters are valuable members of the healthcare team who work under the supervision of a registered nurse. For patients who need constant observation and help, patient sitters provide companionship and assistance to ensure their safety. 

Hiring a patient sitter means recruiting and interviewing candidates who are compassionate, friendly, and service-oriented. Patient sitters work in a variety of healthcare settings like hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities. In drafting a job description for a patient sitter role, hiring managers should clearly state the specific responsibilities and qualifications required, as well as information about the hiring healthcare facility. Through your job description, enable candidates to visualize themselves working in your organization. How would you describe the workplace culture? What benefits can candidates expect? Is there an opportunity for further training? As hiring managers, try your best to think like a job seeker. 

Next, it’s time to post your job announcement on your company’s social media platforms and online hiring sites. Are there online communities or groups for healthcare workers? Make your job announcement visible in there, too. 

 

Responsibilities of a patient sitter

Patient sitters keep a watchful eye on patients who need assistance and observation at all times. Before each shift, patient sitters receive instructions and guidelines from nurses. They must know the patient’s condition, status, data to report, what to look out for, and whom to call for any emergency. The patient sitter stays with the patient inside their room and observes the patient. 

Patient sitters ensure that the patient’s environment is clean and safe and assist the patient in personal care, feeding, and mobility. They observe any changes in the patient’s condition and immediately report anything suspicious or significant to the nurse on duty. When patients share their feelings or concerns, the Patient Sitter offers support and communicates relevant information to the nurse. 

Additionally, patient sitters record their observations, data, and notes on the patients. Depending on company policy, patient sitters may record the patient’s vital signs, intake, and output during their shift. Lastly, patient sitters follow health and safety regulations, hospital rules and policies, and uphold the confidentiality of patient information. 

 

Skills and qualifications of a patient sitter

The ideal candidate for a patient sitter is patient, friendly, helpful, and compassionate. Active listening and strong communication skills are essential as patient sitters listen to patient concerns and relay information to medical staff. Also, candidates need to meet the physical demands of the job, spending most of their shift on their feet, assisting patients, and helping them move around. 

Candidates must have at least a high school diploma or GED. Healthcare facilities usually offer training on patient care, taking vital signs, and other relevant skills. 

The work of patient sitters requires both specialized skills and a heart for service. When family members cannot be with their sick loved ones, patient sitters provide much-needed companionship and assistance.

45 Patient Sitters  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

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Patient Sitters for Hire in Hesperia, CA
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Patient Sitter

What is the best way to find and hire a Patient Sitter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Patient Sitter applicants. Employers posting their Patient Sitter job on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Patient Sitter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Patient Sitter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 19 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Patient Sitter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Patient Sitter role?
SMS has 86% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Patient Sitter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Patient Sitters are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 181% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Patient Sitter applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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