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Patient Sitter

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Job ID: 39324
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Patient Sitter; Part Time, 0.80 FTE, Variable positionHourly compensation starts at $16.96.

Join this caring staff where you'll use your excellent observation and communication skills to watch patients via a monitor. 

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of Southeast Alaska since 1923 with Ketchikan Medical Center, a 25-bed critical-access hospital offering comprehensive trauma care, outpatient and home health services, and a 29-bed long-term care facility. Discover PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center and the friendly, family-orientated community in scenic Southeast Alaska:

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Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


  1. Utilizes observational skills to provide continuous visual monitoring, support and observation of assigned patients. Coordinates relief when leaving the patient’s room in order to maintain constant patient observation.
  2. Maintains visual patient observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient as needed to ensure patient safety. Summons nursing staff if the patient requires assistance with activity or ADLs.
  3. Provides patient with explanations as necessary. Escalates to clinical staff on unit when necessary.
  4. If patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others, escalates to clinical staff on the unit.
  5. Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues and ensures patient environmental safety. Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to charge nurse. Escalates any patient safety hazard identified in room to clinical staff. unit.


  • Current, Basic Life Support certification.

For a full position description or for questions, please contact Vicki Greenwald: [email protected]

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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