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Pt Care Companion - Float

Req #:  117563
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Night
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Site:  Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin

Hours:  Night Shift, including rotating weekends and holidays

Status: Registry

 

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Good communication skills.
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
Highly compassionate.
Basic reading skills.
CPR from American Heart Association Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care.
Ability to work in an environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients with assistance (up to 50 lbs. may be required).
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.


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. 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.
May be requested to participate in the orientation of new Patient Care Companions while still performing own duties.
Performs tasks within the scope of the Patient Care Companion related to maintaining the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations.
Performs tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient.

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago