A sitter is responsible for assisting medical needs under the supervision of an attending physician, registered nurses, and other health professionals. Sitters monitor the patients' daily activities and perform medical duties such as taking the patient's temperature, administering medications, monitoring food intake, helping with bathing needs, and responding to the patients' inquiries, concerns, and requests. You will also keep track of medical charts to report the patients' health condition and progress to the senior staff. In addition, you are to provide emotional support and companionship to patients, keep patients' information confidential, and adhere to the hospital policies and standards.
To be a sitter, you need a high school diploma and experience performing basic functions, such as checking vital signs. You should also have exceptional listening and communication skills and the ability to handle emotionally distressing situations. As a sitter, you will earn an average of $27,625 per annum.