We calculated that 13% of Patient Sitters are proficient in BLS, Safe Environment, and CPR. They’re also known for soft skills such as Communication skills, Compassion, and Patience.
We break down the percentage of Patient Sitters that have these skills listed on their resume here:
Some of the skills we found on patient sitter resumes included "bls," "safe environment," and "cpr." We have detailed the most important patient sitter responsibilities below. Communication skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a patient sitter to have. According to a patient sitter resume, "nursing assistants and orderlies must communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns" patient sitters are able to use communication skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "maintained open communication with patient(s) and patient's family while also staying conscious of hippa laws. "Another trait important for fulfilling patient sitter duties is compassion. According to a patient sitter resume, "nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly." Here's an example of how patient sitters are able to utilize compassion: "provide a compassionate and safe environment. "Patience is also an important skill for patient sitters to have. This example of how patient sitters use this skill comes from a patient sitter resume, "the routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful" Read this excerpt from a resume to understand how vital it is to their everyday roles and responsibilities, "used tact, good judgment and patience in dealing with those who are ill and their family members. "A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "physical stamina" is important to completing patient sitter responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way patient sitters use this skill: "nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet" Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical patient sitter tasks: "monitor the patient's vital signs and make observations of their physical and emotional condition"
See the full list of patient sitter skills.
We've found that 26.8% of patient sitters have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 4.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a patient sitter. While it's true that some patient sitters have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three patient sitters did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those patient sitters who do attend college, typically earn either nursing degrees or medical assisting services degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for patient sitters include business degrees or health care administration degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a patient sitter. We've found that most patient sitter resumes include experience from Community Health Systems, Dignity Health, and Tenet Healthcare. Of recent, Community Health Systems had 17 positions open for patient sitters. Meanwhile, there are 12 job openings at Dignity Health and 11 at Tenet Healthcare.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, patient sitters tend to earn the biggest salaries at Swedish, Texas Health Resources, and Tenet Healthcare. Take Swedish for example. The median patient sitter salary is $31,997. At Texas Health Resources, patient sitters earn an average of $25,230, while the average at Tenet Healthcare is $22,905. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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