Hospital Sitter Services
A hospital sitter provides services to children in the custody of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) who are hospitalized and do not have family or staff to be with them in the hospital. A hospital sitter is with the child to provide them with company and reassurance but also to document the care and treatment he/she is receiving and to share that information as a liaison between the medical staff and DFPS and/or Pathways staff. You will not be asked to perform any medical or nursing care services in your role as a Hospital Sitter. You must be a healthy, responsible, mature adult who has the ability to provide support to a child in a medical setting. Must be at least 21 years old. Submit all the required application materials, consent to background checks, complete an orientation, and be able to submit legible, detailed notes based on your observations of the child’s progress, care, and treatment. This is an on-call, pool position based on the needs of children in DFPS custody. A Pathways representative will call you based on the times/days you have indicated you might be available and ask if you would like to pick up one or more shifts. You are not required to perform a minimum number of shifts to stay in the pool and can decline as needed based on your schedule. Typical shifts may range from 8 to 12 hours and may be during the day, in the evening, overnight or on the weekends based on the child’s needs.