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Patient Safety Companion
Part Time, Days / Evenings, Benefits-Eligible - Part-time, 32 hours biweekly, evening shift, 3pm-11:30pm, every other weekend & holiday
Sellersville, PA 18960

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.
 

Responsibilities

The Patient Safety Companion will provide companionship, safety of and supportive care for patients requiring close observation in order to minimize the patient's ability to injure self while in the hospital, including behavioral issues, maintenance of medical interventions, or to prevent patient from wandering. Essential functions may include:
  • Responsible for diligently tending to and being attentive to patient at all timese to promote a safe environment.
  • Within established guidelines, will provide comfort measures for the patient, such as offering fluids, etc.
  • Providing diversional activities for the patient, as appropriate, to include conversing, playing music, watching movies, providing patient with an "activity box," etc.
  • Utilizing a calm, understanding and courteous attitude when communicating while working with patients.
  • Requesting assistance in an emergency situation or when there is a change to the patient's behavior or condition.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean environment for the patient by assisting the staff with the patient's ADLs, turning, positioning and ambulation of the patient, as requested by the nursing staff.
  • Assisting with patient feeding, if directed by the nursing staff.
  • Maintaining patient's comfort at all times and communicating patient's needs for patient care to the nursing staff.
  • Responding to questions/concerns of patient and patient's family members, utilizing excellent customer service skills.
  • Collaborating with other members of the Patient Care Team to ensure excellent and proper services are provided at all times.
     

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma/GED required.


DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality.
  • Service-oriented.
  • Ability to self-direct and remain on task.
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