Patient Companion Job Details
Clinical Resource Team
The patient companion performs close and/or continuous observation of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as falls, self-injury or harm to others in accordance with the training and established methods and procedures of the hospital.
The patient companion provides direct observation of patients as directed by a nurse.
1. Responsible for providing direct observation of patients as directed by the nursing plan of care and under the supervision of the nursing staff and/or nursing supervisor.
2. Adheres to clinical policies and procedures when performing patient companion tasks
Is flexible: copes successfully with a variety of situations, personalities and the changing work environment.
4. Demonstrates understanding of the importance of safety
Communicates with patients in a manner that is respectful of their age, culture, and education
Only accepts delegated tasks competent to perform, and communicates need for additional information, assistance or guidance as needed
Performs timely and accurate documentation as required by area of employment
Greets patients and visitors with friendly manner upon arrival and orients them to the room/unit.
9. Applies the knowledge and skills needed to do the job
Keeps informed about practices, procedures, and new developments related to own work.
Requirements High School graduate or equivalent
American Heart Association BLS Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0244448 Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Variable Market: CHI Memorial
About this company
Memorial Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to the healing ministry of the Church. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services. Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 4,000 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Memorial Health Care System is recognized as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, the health care industry's leading source of information on hospital quality.
Location/Region: Chattanooga, TN (37404)