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Bon Secours Mercy Health Patient Safety Companion - Mercy Health West Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

BASIC PURPOSE : It is the Safety Companion responsibility to supervise patients who require direct physical observation. It is expected that safety issues will be monitored and reported to the nursing caregivers.


  • Reports to the nursing staff.

  • Follows hospital dress code which includes wearing a name badge.

  • Follows hospital sitter guidelines.

  • Identifies signs of patient distress

For behavioral restraints or seclusion, must also understand the following:

  • Causes of the threatening behavior exhibited by the patients

  • Sometimes this behavior can be related to a medical condition

  • How staff behaviors can effect pt. behaviors

  • De-escalation, mediation, self-protection and other techniques

  • How to recognize physical distress in pts. in restraints or seclusion

  • Recognize when to seek staff assistance

When there is not need for a safety companion:

  • Completes hourly rounding on unit, meeting personal needs of the patients, with assistance from other caregivers as needed.

  • Assists in transportation of patients


  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • All sitters must maintain yearly training requirements.

  • American Heart Association BLS/CPR Certification

Schedule: 7 am - 7:30 pm

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

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Patient Care Companions - West

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at