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Great River Health Systems Tele-Sitter Monitor Tech (CNA) | 18 hours per week | Sitter Float Pool in West Burlington, Iowa

Minimum Hiring Wage:

From $16.5 per hour

Job Details:

Scheduled hours: 7:30am-7:00pm

Job Description:

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 Tele-Sitter may also be expected to work as a sitter in the patient’s room. During this time participates on the patient care team by providing basic patient care, observation, and a safe environment to patients under the direction of a licensed nurse. The sitter utilizes effective, healthy verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. Maintains privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. The sitter will follow individualized patient treatment plan and promotes safe boundaries for patients at risk for violence by utilizing techniques learned in Management of Aggressive Behavior. Documents observations according to the plan of care.



  • High school graduate or G.E.D.

  • Iowa Certified Nurses Aide or recent course completion and passing test scores within 4 months of hire date


  • Previous healthcare experience

  • Previous clinical experience

  • Previous direct patient care experience

  • Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 16 patients on one screen at one time and remains alert at all times while on duty

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset

  • Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes

  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff

  • Basic computer operation skills

  • Basic Microsoft windows experience

  • Efficiency in multitasking

  • Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations


We are excited to offer an aggressive compensation and benefits package for qualifying positions, which includes:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Matching 401(k) and 403(b) retirement programs, with on-site personal investment counseling

  • Health, Dental and Vision plans

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee discounts including car rental, cell-phone plans

  • Employer-paid, Long- term disability

  • Employer-paid, Life and AD&D

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Discounted cafeteria meals

  • Free employee gym membership

  • Employee Service Recognition program

  • Voluntary plans including: Life, AD&D, Critical Illness, Accident and Pet insurance

Great River Health and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and you are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Contact a member of our Talent Acquisition team at hrinfo@greatriverhealth.org (hrinfo@grhs.net)