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Patient Sitter - Full Time - Nights - St. Francis Hospital, Evanston

Date: Aug 31, 2019

Requisition ID: 67291

Ministry:  Presence St Francis Hospital

Location: Presence St Francis Hosp

Location Address:
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL  60202 United States (US)



Department: 20550181 S O S Registry 

Daily Hours: 12
Standard Hours: 36
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Night



The Sitter under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) observes and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for patients who need continual observation or supervision.



  1. Utilizes the caring behaviors of empathy, active listening and cultural sensitivity and supports patient dignity.
  2. Ensures a secure, safe and comfortable environment by maintaining a continued awareness of safety hazards, providing small comfort measures, and observing the patient. 
  3. Communicates observations to the RN in an accurate and timely manner.  Receives report from the RN at the beginning of the shift and gives report to the RN at the end of the shift. 
  4. Demonstrates a courteous and professional manner through interactions with internal and external customers.
  5. Utilizes hospital equipment/supplies in a cost efficient manner.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                              

Previous experience or training in a hospital setting preferred.


Computer Skills                                                          


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification preferred.



Business Unit: Presence St Francis Hospital
Department Name: S O S Registry

Job Function: Support Services 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Clinic, Night, Medical, Registered Nurse, Nursing, Healthcare, Operations