Catholic Health Initiatives Georgia Patient Companion in FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia

Georgia Patient Companion


Job Details

Facility: CHI Memorial

Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Department: GA Emergency Department

Job Type: Full Time

Shift: Nights

Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen

Job Summary / Purpose

The patient companion close and/or continuous observation of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as falls, self-injury or harm to others in accordance with the training and established methods and procedures of the hospital. The patient companion provides direct observation of patients as directed by a nurse.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for providing direct observation of patients as directed by the nursing plan of care and under the supervision of the nursing staff and/or nursing supervisor.

  2. Adheres to clinical policies and procedures when performing patient observation aide tasks

  3. Is flexible: copes successfully with a variety of situations, personalities and the changing work environment.

  4. Demonstrates understanding of the importance of safety

  5. Communicates with patients in a manner that is respectful of their age, culture, and education

  6. Only accepts delegated tasks competent to perform, and communicates need for additional information, assistance or guidance as needed

  7. Performs timely and accurate documentation as required by area of employment

  8. Greets patients and visitors with friendly manner upon arrival and orients them to the room/unit.

  9. Applies the knowledge and skills needed to do the job

  10. Keeps informed about practices, procedures, and new developments related to own work.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School graduate or equivalent.


  • Knowledge of or experience in healthcare preferred

Licensure or Certification:

  • BLS required upon hire

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 7p-7a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0182940

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.