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Patient Sitter - Float Pool

Job Ref: 26514

Talent Area: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Flex Nursing-HMH

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift


Work Week


Talent Area

Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

The sitter works under the direct supervision of a nurse and is responsible for the activities that support patient safety by providing supervision and a safe environment.


Young, Middle and Mature Adult


  1. Support patients by providing a safe, orderly environment.  
  2. Assist with meal set-up and feeding.  
  3. Assist with accuchecks. 
  4. Assist with vital signs. 
  5. Assist  unit PCA /Nurse with basic ADL’s: 
    1. Bathing
    2. Dressing
    3. Mouth care
    4. Nail, hair, skin care
    5. Linen change
    6. Limited foley catheter maintenance
    7. Range of motion exercises as prescribed by physician or Physical Therapist
  6. Assist with bed and transfer activities:  
    1. Turning in bed
    2. Positioning
    3. Ambulation
  7. Reports observations, conditions, and problems of patient to the nurse.   
  8. Follows channels of communication for effective problem solving.
  9. Assists with maintaining equipment and supplies. 
  10. Utilizes Relationship-centered Care principles (partner with the patient/family, greet and introduce self, make eye contact and smile, listen and respond with empathy, display appropriate body language at all times, and use a pleasant tone of voice to enhance patient/customer satisfaction.
  11. Participates as a team player.
  12. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement. 
  13. Follows all safety rules while on the job.  Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and posses a high school diploma or equivalent.


  • One year of experience in direct patient care within a hospital, nursing home or home health agency within the last 3 years.


  • Nursing student currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program that has successfully completed at least one clinical rotation.


  • BLS (Basic Life Support) certification from AHA (American Heart Association) required
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification or Certified/Registered Medical Assistant preferred


  • Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
  • Must be willing and able to work in various nursing units


  • Patient care unit conditions
  • Universal Precautions required
  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling required (minimum 50 lbs.)
  • Extended periods of sitting and standing required.
  • Significant potential for exposure to latex

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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