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Providence Health & Services Patient Sitter - Emergency Services*1,500 Sign-On Bonus* in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Patient Sitter (0.6 FTE, Nights) to work in the Emergency Services at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system!

For External Caregivers Only: 1,500 Sign-On Bonus, $750 upon starting, and an additional $750 at the completion of 12 months of employment.

The Patient Sitter will perform a variety of tasks to ensure that the assigned patient(s) remains safe. This may include close, continuous observation to maintain patient safety, comfort, and a safe patient care environment. Basic patient care tasks may be delegated by the Registered Nurse. The attendant will document all patient observation and care activities. Also performs non-direct patient care duties as assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Customer Service:

  • Maintain and promotes positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other PSHMC publics)

  • Provide high quality service to all customers; focuses on understanding customers’ needs and follows through

  • Demonstrate respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Medical Center publics within the mission/values of PSHMC.

  • Communication:

  • Promote and demonstrates effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills

  • Self Management:

  • Demonstrate self-management behaviors which reflect a positive image of PSHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment

  • Ownership /Stewardship and Accountability:

  • Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and co-workers with care and respect

  • Teamwork:

  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming

  • Flexibility:

  • Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work

  • Document legibly and accurately on the correct nursing forms and electronic medical record

  • Perform ongoing observation of the patient’s condition and reports any changes or abnormal findings promptly to the RN

  • Monitor pain, provides comfort measures, and reports abnormal findings promptly to the RN

  • Consider age, developmental level, body size and preexisting conditions when performing basic activity of daily living care to assigned patients

  • Maintain a safe patient and staff environment. (i.e. Correct body mechanics or use of adaptive equipment when transferring patients, ensures drainage tubes are secure/intact)

  • Monitor the patient in restraints for specified criteria and at specified time intervals and documents correctly on the restraint form

  • Provide specified nourishment to the correct patient and promptly notifies the RN of any changes or abnormal findings

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using selected equipment, taking into account the patient’s size, preexisting conditions, and age. (i.e. patient lifts, use of transfer belt)

  • Use age appropriate communication techniques with patients and visitors

  • When in the attendant role, never leaves the patient alone, and reorients patient frequently

  • Complete assignments delegated by RN within specified timeframes


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Must obtain CNA license with WA State within fifteen (15) months of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Enrolled in or Completion of CNA course

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173- acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 324188