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AdventHealth Patient Sitter Med Surg PRN Night in Ottawa, Kansas


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: PRN

Shift : Nights

Location: 1301 South Main Street Ottawa KS. 66067

The community you’ll be caring for:

Your health extends far beyond the physical. That's why AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, is committed to strengthening your body, mind, and spirit. . Our providers, specialists and staff serve the local community in and around Franklin County. With our whole -hearted support, you can start on the path to wellness today.

The role you’ll contribute:

The Patient Sitter performs assigned duties and responsibilities specific to the role in a consistently safe, competent and compassionate manner under the direction of the assigned nurse. Assigned duties may include providing a direct and continuous line of vision for the behavioral health patient on constant observation and providing safety and companionship for the patient at high risk for fall injury. The Sitter works in cooperation with all team members in an effort to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Perform the role of the one-on-one Sitter for observation and patient safety

  • Sit with patients as assigned keeping the patient in site at all times

  • Patient must be monitored at all times including during toileting and bathing; privacy is to be respected and staff are to utilize discretion

  • Reports any patient concerns directly to the nursing staff on the unit immediately

  • If the patient is under an involuntary hold it is imperative that the sitter adhere to the established hospital guidelines for up to and including items for patient safety such as:

  • Only plastic utensils and disposable paper items

  • Nothing sharp or can be made sharp is allowed in patient possession

  • No items to be brought in by visitors without checking with primary care nurse

  • Monitor for any signs of agitation or increased anxiety and report immediately to the clinical nursing staff on the unit remaining out of harm’s way.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Minimum qualifications :

High School Diploma or Equivalent

BCLS obtained through the American Heart Association

  • Preferred qualifications:

Prior hospital or medical experience

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Patient Care

Organization: AdventHealth Ottawa

Schedule: 3 - Night

Shift: AdventHealth Ottawa

Req ID: 23008827

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.