Oct 19, 2020

Virtual Sitter Monitor Tech/Patient Observer

  • Augusta Health
  • Fishersville, VA, USA

Job Description


The virtual sitter monitor technician provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. First line of action is to verbally redirect the patient from engaging in at risk behaviors. Summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. Knowledgeable and supportive of patient and institutional confidentiality and related hospital policies.

The Patient Safety Observer role is a position providing support to the patient care team by providing constant observation and monitoring of assigned patients to ensure safety and prevention of injury. Responsible for one-on-one direct, continuous observation for the purpose of injury prevention of patients who might be at high risk to injure themselves or others due to confusion, delirium, self-destructive behavior, or a high likely hood of falling. Responsible for keeping the patient in his/her line of vision at all times and working with others in the healthcare team to assure prompt intervention to prevent physical harm to patients ensuring optimal patient safety and patient comfort.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Nursing Assistant Certification preferred
  • Previous hospital/clinical/direct patient care experience preferred
  • Must pay strict attention to detail and be efficient in multitasking
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must be a team player (work well with others)
  • Basic computer operations skills required
  • Basic Microsoft Windows experience required

Some benefits of working at Augusta Health include:

  • Insurance package including health, dental, and vision
  • Retirement savings helping you to plan for your future
  • Generous paid time off to promote work life balance
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24/7 armed security to ensure your safety
  • Shift and weekend differentials
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Clinical ladder career path program
  • Shared governance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite child care
  • Augusta Health Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Individualized orientation with dedicated preceptor
  • Onsite credit union
  • Employee discounts including the cafeteria, gift shop, pharmacy, and movie tickets

Equal Opportunity

Augusta Health recruits, hires and promotes qualified candidates for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran or military discharge status, and family medical or genetic information.