Patient Sitter

  • Tower Health
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dec 04, 2020

Job Description

Overview

About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher’s is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women’s Choice Award Best Children’s Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.

Responsibilities

The Patient Sitter for High Risk Patients functions under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nursing Staff. The patient sitter will perform a variety of service and patient care activities to support St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s mission of providing quality healthcare to each patient. The patient sitter will incorporate a broad array of therapeutic interventions to insure a safe, secure and healing environment.

Skills & Abilities:

· Ability to provide support to patients, family members and visitors, in order to ensure comfort and safety.

· Ability to respond to emergencies and predictable situations in a calm manner, while exercising good judgment and de-escalation techniques

· Effective communication and interpersonal/behavioral skills.

· Customer service interactions, including skills in problem solving.

· Demonstrates accountability sand professionalism.

· Adapts to change in a positive, professional manner.

Qualifications

Training & Education:

· High School Diploma or G.E.D, required

· Currently enrolled as a nursing college student, preferred

· American Heart Association BLS Provider, preferred

-Experience in a patient care setting, preferred

-Supervisory Responsibility: Not applicable.

-Required Licenses: Not applicable