Hackensack Meridian Health

Patient Safety Sitter - Emergency Room - Per Diem Night

Job ID
OB - EMR Room
Old Bridge Medical Center
Job Location
US-NJ-Old Bridge
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift Hours
11p.m. - 7a.m.
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
Two of 6


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.


A day in the life of a Patient Safety Sitter at Hackensack Meridian Health includes: 

  • Under direction of the RN, provides a safe environment for patients whose behavior warrants observation, for “at risk for falls” 
  • Utilizes appropriate communication channels; obtains report and communicates all changes in behavior to the RN 
  • Continuously observes the patient within eyesight range at arm’s length and by maintaining presence in the room 
  • Responds to patients attempts to ambulate and get up by first putting on call light and calling out for help 
  • Arranges scheduled breaks and meals with RN 
  • Observes and reports patients' behaviors and changes to RN promptly 
  • Ensure patient satisfaction and positive patient communications outcomes by promoting concepts of Pride in Caring 
  • Introduces self, greets and orients patient to role of sitter 
  • Communicates patient’s needs, requests and complaints of pain to RN promptly 
  • Keeps patient informed of status of requests 
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy of patient and information 
  • Provides competent observation to patients and intervenes appropriately for fall risk utilizing safe patient approach


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous experience in a hospital setting preferred

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today! 


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