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Patient Companion

CHI St Anthony Hospital Pendleton, Oregon

The posted compensation range of $14.78 - $20.33 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-347926 Employment Type PRN Department Diagnostic Imaging Center Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Mon-Fri Remote No Category Radiology

CHI St. Anthony Hospital is a 25 bed licensed for 49 faith-based acute care level four trauma critical access hospital and healthcare campus serving the Pendleton Oregon area for more than 100 years. We are committed to the highest quality of patient care and safety; and to strengthening our community through wellness education. CHI St. Anthony Hospital is designed specifically to ensure that our physicians nurses and healthcare professionals can continue to provide extraordinary care for our patients. The 103000 square foot hospital features 4 operations rooms 11 emergency rooms 30 private patient rooms and the latest medical equipment. St. Anthony Hospital has plenty of room to grow as needed by the community and will continue to provide the safest quality of care possible. St. Anthony Hospital was also named one of the top patient experience hospitals in 2021. CHI St. Anthony is a member of CommonSpirit Health the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools and comprehensive outpatient services-all recognized for quality safety and service. To learn more go to

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Job Summary:

Primary function of position provides ongoing observation either through in person or through Camera/Monitor technology of patients on suicide prevention watch as a result of identified risk factor and high risk patient fall risk, and monitors patients for signs of detrition, agitation, impulsiveness and/or attempts to get of bed/chair unassisted, for pulling on lines, tubes or other medical devices and for vomiting in patients wearing C-pap or Bi-pap masks.  Work also includes establishing/maintaining effective communication channels with bedside direct patient care staff, reporting potentially dangerous changes in patient behavior, and escalating communications as necessary using established protocols and best judgment. 

Essential Functions:

Sitter Duties:

  • Must maintain visible contact with the patient at all times
  • Promptly communicates all patient requests to assigned staff
  • Documents utensils into and out of patient room
  • Observes the client for general physical, emotional, and mental conditions and reports all changes in condition
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment.
  • Provide diversional activities as designated by an assigned staff

Remote Monitoring Duties:

  • Provides ongoing observation through Camera/Monitor technology of patients on suicide prevention watch as a result of identified risk factors and high risk fall risk patients.
  • Ensures pertinent patient data is brought to the attention of appropriate personnel in a timely manner. 
  • Notifies the appropriate staff nurse immediately if a change in patient activity occurs.
  • Receives report for the Sitter/Monitor staff on the previous shift and gives an accurate report to the oncoming
  • Sitter/Monitor.
  • Identifies and immediately reacts appropriately to all life-threatening patient actions.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Any combination of related education and experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities to perform the duties of the position

Required Licensure and Certifications:

  • Current Oregon State Nursing Assistant Certification preferred

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the function and use of the streaming video monitoring equipment. 
  • Ability to learn to access multiple video observation platforms, access EMRs through separate hospital portals and understand hospital-specific workflow protocols.
  • Ability to maintain constant observation of assigned patient rooms and to identify circumstances needing timely intervention/assistance of on-site healthcare staff.
  • Ability to understand and follow established protocols/procedures applicable to the assigned hospital in a timely and compliant manner.
  • Ability to document observations and actions taken in a timely and accurate manner.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships as required by the duties of the position.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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