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Patient Sitter - Per Diem Pool (Per Diem)

Universal Health Services

Washington, DC
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Patient Sitter - Per Diem Pool (Per Diem)

Job Code:  228400
Facility: The George Washington University Hospital
Location: WASHINGTON, DC US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 0.01
Position Summary:

 The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients — from local residents to our nation’s leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women’s health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation’s capital.

The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality health care, advanced medical technology and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.

The sitter is a caregiver trained in the area of sitter services, for both psychiatric patients requiring 1:1 observation as well as observing patients who are at risk for falls and other harm to themselves. This position works under close supervisor of the registered nurse.



  • Education/Qualification
    • High School diploma or equivalency
    • Successful completion of training or demonstrate understanding and practical competency in the following areas: Understanding the needs of the elderly, handicapped or convalescing individuals; Transportation and escort services; Alerting staff for medical emergencies; Infection control
    • Health care experience preferred
    • CPR card
  • Skills
    • Must possess patience and tact in working with the elderly or patients at risk for falls or other harm.
    • Able to speak and write English Fluently
    • Demonstrated communication, organization and critical thinking skills
    • Knowledge of basic patient-care activities preferred

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