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Patient Companion (Per Diem)

Company: CHI-Franciscan System Services
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Patient CompanionPosition Type: Per Diem/On CallShift Hours: Shift Hours Will VaryWeekends Required: OccasionalHolidays Required: Yes
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: Tacoma, WA
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.? We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach ? physical, emotional, and spiritual ? is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!
Job Summary
This job is responsible for monitoring patients with behavioral/cognitive issues or other areas of potential concern who need to be observed on a continual basis in order to quickly identify circumstances that could impact their ongoing safety and care.? Monitoring is executed from a remote location, using live non-recorded streaming video equipment to ensure that the patient is interacting with the environment in a safe and appropriate manner at all times.? An incumbent monitors patients for signs of detrition, agitation, impulsiveness and/or attempts to get of bed/chair unassisted, for pulling on lines, tubes or other medical devices and for vomiting in patients wearing C-pap or Bi-pap masks.? Work also includes establishing/maintaining effective communication channels with bedside direct patient care staff, reporting potentially dangerous changes in patient behavior, and escalating communications as necessary using established protocols and best judgment.?
Essential Duties

  • Observes assigned patients by monitoring non-recorded streaming video equipment linked to a live feed from a camera situated in the patient?s room.
  • Maintains continuous surveillance of assigned patients/rooms to ensure patient is interacting appropriately with care environment and surroundings; initiates communication with patient as appropriate.?
  • Directs patient care staff to the patient room when necessary.
    Reports camera disruption or obstructions to patient care team in a timely manner.
  • Identifies changes in the patient?s behavior and/or condition in accordance with established guidelines.
    In response to observed changes in patient behavior and notifies care staff of observed changes. Increased agitation; Interacting inappropriately with care tools (e.g. IV pumps, lines, drains or airways); Attempts to leave bed/chair, etc.
  • Identifies inappropriate behavior from patient visitors and notifies care staff.
  • Identifies and requests corrective action to be taken to address obstructed camera view.
  • Initiates timely communication (through communications system or telephone) with on-site clinical staff to report situations needing immediate and direct intervention to maintain patient safety and comfort.
  • Quickly notifies bedside care staff of changes using phone, communications system, cell phone or other communication device as necessary.
  • Communicates with patient/family in the room, quickly, professionally and with courtesy and kindness.
  • Communicates any sub-optimal viewing conditions to bedside staff, suggest corrective action and determines whether patient can be safely observed.
  • Documents observations and subsequent actions taken to maintain timely and accurate record.
  • Documents, using established Electronic Medical Record tool, calls to care providers, changes in patient condition and visits by family and friends.
  • Documents and reports adverse events using the IRIS system.
  • Documents and reports system and/or equipment malfunctions to the appropriate party.
  • Performs related duties as required.

    Any combination of related education and experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities to perform the duties of the position.
    Current Certified Nursing Assistant license with the Washington State Department of Health.??
    Additional Information
    • Requisition ID: 2019-R0250407
    • Schedule: Part-time
    • Shift: Variable
    • Market: CHI-Franciscan System Services

Keywords: CHI-Franciscan System Services, Tacoma , Patient Companion (Per Diem), Other , Tacoma, Washington

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