Patient Sitter-PRN - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX


Under daily supervision of the Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse and directly to the Nurse Manager, the Patient Sitter observes the patient for any unusual behavior and assists in the prevention of any harm to the patient.


  • Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the charge nurse.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection
  • Maintains the cleanliness of various instruments and equipment per hospital policy.
  • Keeps patient rooms in a clan and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linens, straightens beside table and prepares room for occupancy.
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care activities and meets all patient needs within shift parameters
  • Corrects audit deficiencies of medical records within allotted time frames.
  • Resolves with assistance from charge nurse, areas of concern or conflict with patient families and/or co-workers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
  • Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Position is PRN (Per diem)
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Job Requirements


  • Preferably six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment

Education Required

  • Minimum of H.S. diploma or equivalent

Additional Information


  • BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required
  • Texas CNA certification preferred