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Patient Care Companion

Req #:  115378
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Rotate All Shifts
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Good communication skills.
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
Highly compassionate.
Basic reading skills.
CPR Certification Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care.
Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Ability to work designated shifts including weekends and holidays.
Ability to transport objects from one location to another.
This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
Licensure as a Certified Nursing Assistant preferred


Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To provide continuous safety observation of patients identified to be at risk for causing injury to him/herself or to others. To function under the supervision of the registered nurse in providing general patient care in accordance with the individualized needs of the patient, and the standards of practice within the guidelines of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and the mission and philosophy of Advocate.

The Patient Care Companion recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients of various age groups and provides care in a manner that is age appropriate. The Patient Care Companion strives for patient~centered care which assures that the patient is treated holistically with dignity and respect.


Accountabilities:
Ensures a secure and safe environment by maintaining a continued awareness of safety hazards and observation of the patient.
Provides general patient care duties that are specific to the patient(s) served as directed by the registered nurse.
Performs tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient.
Patient care support functions.
Contributes to the patient plan of care through the documentation of communication of patient needs and outcomes to the health care provider as appropriate.
Performs tasks related to maintaining the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago