Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Companion in TACOMA, Washington

Patient Companion


Job Type: Full-time Internal Only

Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 64

Daily Schedule: 11:00 pm - 7:30 am

Weekend Required: Every Other

Location: Franciscan Education Service Center

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary

This job is responsible for monitoring patients with behavioral/cognitive issues or other areas of potential concern who need to be observed on a continual basis in order to quickly identify circumstances that could impact their ongoing safety and care. Monitoring is executed from a remote location, using live non-recorded streaming video equipment to ensure that the patient is interacting with the environment in a safe and appropriate manner at all times. An incumbent 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.



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


Current Certified Nursing Assistant license with the Washington State Department of Health.

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 11:00 pm - 7:30 am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 64

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2018-R0176839

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.