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PRN Patient Companion - Nursing Administration

at acmc healthcare system

Posted: 8/23/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 103709
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Job Description

PRN Patient Companion
PRN Patient Companion

Department:
Nursing Administration

Schedule:
PRN

Shift:
Variable

Hours:
varies

Job Details:
- High School Diploma or equivalent required

This position is responsible for contributing to the patient care team in the promotion of patient safety. Supports a work environment that promotes safety for patients, staff, and customers. Reports safety concerns or defective equipment. Maintains awareness of safety at all times. Provides continuous observation of assigned patients to promote safety and prevention of injury. Maintains continuous observation as needed, either personally or by safely transferring observation to another team member. Collects and reports data about the patient/family as directed by the registered nurse. Remains alert for, and reports, changes related to patient's safety. Promptly calls for assistance as needed. Documents observations in an appropriate and timely manner. Maintains continuous observation if needed by accompanying the patient to other areas of the facility for testing or treatment. Follows isolation procedures according to the Infection Control policy. Adheres to unit/system policies and procedures.