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Safety Sitter, Casual - UPMC Cole - Emergency Department (Multiple Opportunities)

  • Job ID: 394565522
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Cole
  • Department: Emergency Room
  • Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.69 to $20.75 / hour


Do you want to join a team that has consistent highly ranked patient experience scores? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of patients? If your answer is yes, UPMC Cole has multiple openings for Casual, Safety Sitter positions in the Emergency Department! 

The shifts for these positions will be variable, as needed (will be part of a call list). Flexibility is strongly preferred due to having to work on call hours, and holiday and weekend requirements if there is a need.

The Safety Sitter, under the direction of a Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, Unit Coordinator and/or Staff Nurse, is responsible for providing direct patient observation for safety. The Safety Sitter performs a variety of tasks to support the ongoing care and safety of hospital patients.

  • Assists and shows good judgment in analyzing problems and taking appropriate action in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Communicates effectively and appropriately. 
  • Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished. 
  • Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.
  • Demonstrates the essential skills related to the use of all equipment connected to job responsibilities. 
  • Displays an appropriate level of concern for various safety factors when using equipment. 
  • Operates highly complex equipment in a highly efficient manner to ensure high-quality results. 
  • Maintains equipment for properly by cleaning daily and noting any system problems to alert department manager .
  • Handles sensitive or difficult issues with diplomacy and confidence. 
  • Remains clearheaded and focused and inspires others to do the same. 
  • Remains objective in the face of strong emotions. 
  • Can acknowledge strong emotions without being unduly influenced by their intensity.
  • Practices within scope of licensure, certification, and/or job description. Takes personal responsibility for patient care and safety. 
  • Complies with National Patient Safety Goals and other regulatory standards. 
  • Includes safety assessments and planning for all activities and services being provided. 
  • Speaks up, and encourages patients and family members to do likewise, if safety is a concern. 
  • Promptly reports safety risks and takes appropriate action to reduce these risks.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • BLS-Basic Life Support Certification required, but will provide training if necessary.
  • Previous experience working with behavioral health patients is preferred.
  • Aggression management, physical comfort and monitoring safety
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
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