Patient Monitor, Day Shift

Job Description

Patient Monitor, Part-time, Day Shift, Nursing Sitter Services, West Chester Hospital

UC Health is hiring a part-time Patient Monitor for the Day shift at West Chester Hospital.

The Patient Monitor will need training in monitoring adult and geriatric patients with various medical problems. This individual collaborates with the primary care giver concerning patient observations, changing patient condition and plan of care for patient comfort and safety.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • Enjoy a Family-oriented and collaborative work environment.
  • Enjoy a unit where patient Care is the # 1 focus.
  • Gain from opportunities for personal growth and development.


  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

  • The Patient Monitor may not leave the patient unattended or move out of visual contact with the patient without obtaining relief from the patient's primary nurse. The Patient Monitor must take appropriate action to prevent or reduce the risk of harm to the patient (i.e., limit movement, stopping patient from removing CMU equipment, pulling out IV lines, catheters, etc.) The Patient Monitor must refer to the Suicide Risk policy when caring for a suicide risk patient. Provide handoff of care.

Activities Directed by the RN:
  • Feed patient and report intake. Assist with/perform basic hygiene for patient. Assist with toileting. Assist with patient repositioning. Provide for the bedpan or urinal and report output. Ambulate patient. Change linens and tidy the room.

Physical Observations:
  • The Patient Monitor will immediately notify RN of: Changes in the patient's appearance or behavior. Changes in skin color. Change in breathing pattern. Change in level of consciousness or responsiveness, agitation, combativeness, etc. Any behaviors that might represent increasing safety risks. The Patient Monitor must document patient observations and activities on the observation sheet every 15 minutes.

  • With the primary caregiver concerning patient observations, change in patient condition and plan of care for patient comfort and safety.

Self Development:
  • Performance improvement, continuing education, in-service for conditions of employment (i.e. safety, CPR).


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Clinical Experience Preferred
  • Preferred: STNA Certification and/or BLS

Hours: Part-time, 24 hours/week

Shift: 12 hour AM / Day Shift

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at