Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Observer- Resource Pool FT .9 (Nights) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Patient Observer- Resource Pool FT .9 (Nights)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct

observation of a specific patient as assigned by the RN for the following

patient ages as follows:

Medical/Surgical/Telemetry

Units............................ Age

16 to death (adolescent, adult, geriatric)

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS :

  • The patient companion will maintain constant

observation of the patient at all times.

  • The patient companion will notify the nurse or CNA

– Patient Care Technician of the patient’s need for assistance.

  • The patient companion will be aware of the

patient’s schedule. They will understand

what they can and cannot do in terms of providing direct care.

  • The patient companion will introduce self to the

patient, and let them know they are assigned the patient for the shift. When talking to the patient, the patient

companion will maintain a calm manner, and will not give advice. The patient companion will refer questions

regarding the patient’s condition to the patient’s nurse.

  • The patient companion will maintain a safe

environment for the patient and will notify the nurse of any potential

concerns.

  • The patient companion will share information and

report any changes noted about the patient to the patient’s nurse.

  • The patient companion will not administer

medications or restrain the patient at any time.

  • The patient companion will let the patient’s

nurse know how the patient responded to medications to the best of their

ability

  • The patient companion will remain with the

patient during family visiting, unless directed otherwise by the patient’s

nurse.

  • The patient companion will record all activities

on the observation sheet for the nurse.

This is to be included in the medical record and used by the nurse to

summarize the events of the shift.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

Job Professional Non-Clinical

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2018-R0165120

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.