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Patient Companion-Per Diem

Company: Geisinger
Location: Blairs Mills
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Patient Companion-Per DiemLocation: Lewistown, PennsylvaniaJob Category: Nursing Support Services, Nursing and Nursing SupportSchedule: Per DiemWork Type: Part timeDepartment: JM-GLH Nursing DepartmentDate Posted: 03/04/2022Job ID: R-25815Job SummaryAre you looking to begin a career in healthcare or are you an experienced healthcare professional looking to join a team of dedicated care providers? Join our Geisinger Nursing Institute today! Through professional growth, quality improvement and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows our nursing staff to grow their skillset, develop their practice and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact.Job DutiesProvides a safe environment, companionship and supportive care for patients that require constant observation as identified by a nurse or physician. Maintains a safe environment for any patient requiring 1:1 supervision. Maintains constant observation of patient. Responsible to accompany the patient if he or she must leave the unit for reasons identified by the care provider. -

  • Patient observation, maintain a safe, private, and comfortable therapeutic environment, redirects impulsive and harmful behavior, always remain in clear sight of patient, unless otherwise instructed by the nursing staff.
  • Observe any special precautions as required.
  • Calls for assistance when unable to redirect patient or there is a potential for self-injury.
  • Obtain report at the beginning of shift from nursing unit.
  • Report back to Registered Nurse the status of assigned activities.
  • Report pertinent information to Registered Nurse at the end of the shift Accompany patient to all clinical tests, procedures, or appointments off the patient s unit Talks to the patient and use conversation to keep them focused Assist in providing activities for daily living.
  • Assist patients with meals, when patient does not have swallowing precautions, or require carbohydrate counts.
  • Assist with bed making.
  • Activates bed alarms and and or chair alarms.
  • Assists staff with walking patients.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.Position DetailsWe're proud to offer:
    • Up to $3/hr shift differentials for evening, nights and weekend shifts
    • $40k in financial support to become a Registered Nurse
    • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to enhance personal health
    • Competitive 401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
    • On the job training and education
    • Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff
    • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
    • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders
    • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups
    • Employee referral incentive program Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Lorie Lopez, Recruiter-llopez@geisinger.eduEducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Germantown , Patient Companion-Per Diem, Other , Blairs Mills, Maryland

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