Hackensack Meridian Health

Patient Safety Sitter- Float Pool - Old Bridge- Per Diem-Days

Job ID
Old Bridge Medical Center
Job Location
US-NJ-Old Bridge
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
One Weekend a Month
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
As Needed


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.


The Patient Safety Sitter works under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Assists the professional nursing staff by providing direct observation of patients with behavioral changes. Maintains a safe environment and engages the patient in diversional activities. Reports any changes in patient behavior to the nurse.

  • Responsible for the safety of patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse 
  • Observes patient status for changes in behavior and reports all observations to the Registered Nurse 
  • Ensures patient safety by providing a safe environment, observes the patient's environments for safety risks and takes necessary steps to reduce the risk. 4. Applies appropriate interventions: Observe, redirect, diversional activities. 
  • Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions. 
  • Ensures positive patient and team interactions by promoting HMH core beliefs and standards of behavior.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy and dignity. Other duties and projects as assigned.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs (or in progress).

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 

  • Previous experience in a setting with direct patient contact.

Licenses and Certifications Required: 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required prior to performing patient observation.


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