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Patient Sitter - Nursing Relief - PRN






CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Shoreline


600 Elizabeth Street
Corpus Christi, TX  78404



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Under the direction of a licensed professional, provides sitter services for the patient who has an order for 1:1 staffing. The individual in the position watches over the patient and ensures that they are in a safe environment at all times.The Patient Sitter will report to the nurse or charge nurse should the patient try to get out of bed, pull on their tubes, or display other behavior that may cause harm to themselves or others. The Patient Sitter position may provide assistance with direct patient care under the direction of a licensed professional.

Suicide and high risk patients may not be left unattended at any time. The Patient Sitter must have the ability to maintain visual contact with the patient at all times including toileting. Other duties include assisting in patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional to include turning, feeding, bathing and bathroom needs. The Patient Sitter must have the ability to maintain appropriate precautions for suicidal patients as indicated in the Suicidal Patient Policy. In addition, the Patient Sitter must communicate with the patient care team to include Patient Sitter, Nurse Assistant or Registered Nurse by getting report regarding patient's condition and plan of care before beginning of shift and providing report before leaving assigned patient. The Patient Sitter must accompany the patient while off the floor for procedures and may not take the patient to smoke, to the cafeteria or gift shop.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline overlooking Corpus Christi Bay is the largest and foremost acute care medical facility in the region, with a full range of diagnostic and surgical specialty services in cardiac, cancer and stroke care. It is the leading emergency facility in the area and the only Level II Trauma Center in the Coastal Bend, staffed with physicians and nurses specially trained in emergency services.

  • The Pavilion and the Critical Care Center house a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab and surgical suites.
  • A teaching facility, in affiliation with the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Accredited Joint Commission Stroke Team

The Shoreline campus is a premiere facility housing many of the region’s most vital and renowned programs such as a Primary Stroke Center, nationally accredited Cancer Center and a nationally recognized Chest Pain Center. The Pavilion at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline houses the CHRISTUS Spohn Heart Network, which was recently recognized as one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the United States. The Heart Institute offers the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative cardiac services in one convenient location.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous related experience preferred.
  • CPR (American Heart Association) 
  • De-escalation training required within 90 days of hire/transfer date

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