Jul 22, 2021

Patient Sitter - Float Pool Bal Sitters *0.9 FTE, Nights*

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Patient Sitter (0.9 FTE, Night Shift) to work in Float Pool Department at Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.

Patient Sitter will work under the direction of the Nurse Manager or designee, performs a variety of tasks to assist ensuring that assigned patient(s) is safe and unable to harm themselves. Performs non- direct patient care duties as assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Assist professional nursing staff with direct observation of patients by performing basic non-technical tasks under direction and supervision.
  • Provide secondary assistance with nursing staff for patient bed mobility, positioning and patient transfers.
  • Adhere to department/system procedures and standards.
  • Assure a clean and safe environment in patient room or location of care. Continue to observe patient’s environment to ensure safety and comfort.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and staff – demonstrating a positive and caring attitude; demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s emotional, social and mental health needs.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • College classes with a pursuit of health care degree
  • Multilingual

About the Ballard Campus.

Swedish's Ballard campus maintains its strong ties to the Ballard community and fosters a team-oriented work environment. The Ballard campus has an active obstetrics program and a full-service Emergency Department. It is the site of Swedish’s Addiction Recovery Services — one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.

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


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Ballard Main Bldg (WA148) 5300 Tallman Ave Nw Seattle, 98107

Req ID: 298628