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Patient Care Companion

Req #:  189101
Facility:  Condell Medical Center
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Libertyville
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7a-7p
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Advocate Condell Medical Center has been providing high quality care to residents in the north suburbs for more than 85 years. It is the largest health care provider and only Level I trauma center in Lake County, Illinois. Advocate Condell is a non-profit, acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of medical services. This includes everything from obstetrics, radiology services and rehabilitation to open heart surgery, neurosurgery and oncology.

Advocate Condell has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics three times, and was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards to nursing services in national and international health care.  Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured. 

Advocate Condell is accredited by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center and also features an emergency department approved for pediatrics backed by the resources of Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

Site:  Advocate Condell Medical Center,  Libertyville

Unit:  Float Pool

Hours:  Day Shift  6:30 am to 7:00 pm

Status: Full Time  (three  12-hour shifts a week)

 

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Good communication skills.

CPR Certification
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
Highly compassionate.
Basic reading skills.
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 perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients (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.
Licensure as a Certified Nursing Assistant preferred


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.
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.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.