Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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PATIENT OBSERVATION ATTENDANT
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Requisition ID
- Clinical Care-Nursing Support
- Default: Location : City
- Location : Name
- Presbyterian Hospital
- Default: Location : State/Province (Full Name)
- New Mexico
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: 12 Hour Days
Specially trained clinical staff, designated to provide observation of patient(s) at risk for safety.
*Provides safety and security support to the patient(s) while hospitalized, primarily by being aware, alert, present, and alerting nursing staff of concerns.
*Assists the client to the bathroom and around the unit ONLY if the client is able to ambulate and needs only minimal support and steadying. If client is in bed, assists client with needs and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
*Engaging patient in activities according to plan of care. Talks with, reads to, and provides companionship.
*Provide competent physical/therapeutic care and ADLs consistent with job title/role.
*Appropriate documentation in medical record as outlined by Charge Nurse.
*Remains in constant attendance of the client. Arranges scheduled breaks with RN.
*Adheres to all Safety Companion policies.
*Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding patients.
*Performs other functions as required.
Required: High School diploma or G.E.D., less than 1 year experience in Patient Observation Attendant (formerly known as sitter) services or equivalent. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred: 1+ year(s) experience in direct patient care. Current or retired Certified Nursing Assistant, Nurse Tech, or other clinical support staff related to inpatient hospital setting preferred.
BLS preferred, must obtain prior to providing direct patient care.
Essential: * High School Diploma or GED
Competencies and skills:
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.