Catholic Health Initiatives Georgia Patient Companion in FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia
Georgia Patient Companion
Facility: CHI Memorial
Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Department: GA Emergency Department
Job Type: Full Time
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
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.
Adheres to clinical policies and procedures when performing patient observation aide tasks
Is flexible: copes successfully with a variety of situations, personalities and the changing work environment.
Demonstrates understanding of the importance of safety
Communicates with patients in a manner that is respectful of their age, culture, and education
Only accepts delegated tasks competent to perform, and communicates need for additional information, assistance or guidance as needed
Performs timely and accurate documentation as required by area of employment
Greets patients and visitors with friendly manner upon arrival and orients them to the room/unit.
Applies the knowledge and skills needed to do the job
Keeps informed about practices, procedures, and new developments related to own work.
- High School graduate or equivalent.
- Knowledge of or experience in healthcare preferred
Licensure or Certification:
- BLS required upon hire
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location GEORGIA-FORT OGLETHORPE-MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GEORGIA
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.