Sitter/Patient Care:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Durango Colorado

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating  from The LeapFrog Group,  Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology  with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing.  Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite.  Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at:

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 120488

Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams -

Clinic/Department: 8611 MRMC NURSING ADMIN 


Schedule: Per Requested Need

Shift: Variable


An employee in this position will sit with patients in their room to keep them safe. They will work under the direction of the charge nurse on the assigned unit.  They may sit with the following patients:  pediatrics, adolescents , adult, geriatric, terminal and hospice

Job Requirements (Core Competencies)

  • Education:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred                     

  • Experience:

    • Experience with patient care preferred                 

  • License/Certification:

    • American Heart Association BLS certification required within 90 day orientation period..

  • Other required skills and abilities:

    • Ability to learn new tasks, follow written and verbal instructions, make judgments, work well with a variety of people,            

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; well organized and able to multi-task

  • Physical Abilities:

    • Vision sufficient to read medical records, instruments, documentation, and visual changes in client condition.

    • Hearing sufficient to interact with client who may be unable to speak at normal voice level.  Sufficient mobility and dexterity to assist patients with call lights, side rails and to react appropriately to confused or agitated patients until assistance arrives.


  • Maintains a safe clean environment                        

  • Understands the role of the sitter                             

  • Demonstrates understanding of  changes in patients behavior                     

  • Understands De-Escalation techniques                  

  • Understands how to react to confused/agitated patients                               

  • Demonstrates ability to notify RN with condition changes                              

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 


Basic Qualifications