About Texas Children's Hospital
Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
We are searching for a Patient Sitter - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you provide a safe environment for patients, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). Multiple openings and shifts. Full time: 11p-7a, 7a-3p, 3p-11p Part Time: 11p-7a Per Diem: 11p-7a
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- High school diploma or GED
- Experience working as a Teacher Asst, Mental Health Tech or Psych Tech is highly preferred.
- Ability to demonstrate age appropriate care, work well with others, and follow directions from all staff members
- Able to prioritize and organize the workload
- Able to respond quickly to requests
- Must be able to interact with people of all levels
- Knowledge of basic nursing care
- Sitters are responsible for remaining with the assigned patient at all times during their assigned shift
- Assists the R.N. to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and employees
- Assists in identifying patient response to care provided and reports patient condition to the RN to assure achievement of desired outcomes
- Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge, demonstrate new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance
- Attends mandatory training and development activities and meets institutional and departmental health and safety requirements by established deadlines
- Remains current in unit/hospital information and job expectations and training
- Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers and other health care team members
- Demonstrates the ability to problem solve, identify appropriate resources, adapt to ongoing changes and handle conflict management with a professional and supportive attitude
- Maintains confidentiality concerning patient/family issues
- Ensures and participates in ongoing communication with other health care team members in order to enhance the patient’s plan of care, advocate for the patient/family and facilitate unit operations
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