Hospital Sitter Job Description

A hospital sitter is someone who cares for a hospitalized person.

A hospital sitter might help with bathing, dressing, and feeding the hospitalized person.

A hospital sitter might also give medicines, administer injections, and help with medical equipment.

Because the overnight shift in a hospital is very busy, a hospital sitter usually works alone.

Most hospital sitters take orders from nurses or other health care professionals.

A hospital sitter is expected to keep herself and others safe.

She should wash her hands before and after she touches the hospitalized person to avoid the spread of infection.

A hospital sitter should observe all hospital rules and

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Hospital Sitter to help us out during the day. We need someone who can sit with our patients and make sure they're comfortable. If you're interested, please let us know.

Hospital Sitter Duties:

  • Attend to and supervise patients, residents, guests, and family members
  • Monitor and assess patients' needs
  • Provide physical, emotional, and social support
  • Write reports on patients' condition and status
  • Communicate with medical, nursing, and other personnel on patients' care
  • Assist with inventory control
  • Investigate and resolve problems
  • Report any malfunctions to appropriate person

Hospital Sitter Responsibilities:

  • Attend to and/or feed, groom, and dress pets in patient areas during shift, as needed
  • Encourage pets to express instinctual behavior, such as chewing, scratching, or urinating
  • Act as liaison between pets and their owners, alerting primary caregiver and veterinarian of changes in patient behavior
  • Provide simple care for pets, such as washing, brushing, and bathing
  • Literarily inspect equipment, report any deficiencies, and report any accidents
  • Perform procedures for animal quarantine, including spaying/neutering
  • Maintain and clean animal quarters
  • Clean animal cages, provide fresh water, and administer medications, when necessary
  • Assist in the propagation and propagation of domestic animals
  • Assist in the maintenance of animal quarters
  • Record vital signs of animals
  • Prepare animal charts, record vital signs,

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, psychology, counseling, or related field
  • 1+ years’ demonstrable experience caring for ill and disabled individuals
  • Knowledge of medical conditions and treatments
  • Knowledge of hospital and medical center procedures
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and time management skills

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to a successful team. We are committed to building a team that is diverse in race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and age. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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