Patient Companion PCU

Company Name:
Banner Health
About North Colorado Medical Center
A 378-bed Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000 employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in the region. As a regional medical center, we provide community-based and specialty services for a service area that includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. In order to provide the most compassionate and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals. For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an inviting, close-knit community.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is a comprehensive, award-winning health system that includes 24 hospitals in seven western states (twelve in Arizona), primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. We offer a choice of nursing career paths where you can leverage your abilities to make a real difference for your patients - and real change in the health care industry!
This position provides oversight to a patient or a group of patients. This can include but is not limited to sitting with the patient. This position is responsible to communicate with the Registered Nurse (RN) upon arrival and departure. The RN will provide instruction to this position as to the expectations and any pertinent patient information. This position will check in and out patient belongings. Will ensure the milieu is safe and secure at all times. Is aware of the patient's status and privilege level and reports any pertinent findings to the RN.
Essential Functions
Follows a plan communicated by the RN when providing support services to patients.
Communicates the services provided to the patient with the supervisor/Registered Nurse.
Communicates changes in the patient's condition, environment or situation to the RN.
Practices de-escalation techniques and intervenes early. Aware of personal characteristics that increase escalation of the patient.
Minimum Qualifications
High school education or G.E.D. Basic Cardiac Life Support, mandatory safety, hazardous materials, and infection control inservices will be included in orientation and required on a periodic basis.
Preferred Qualifications
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Date: 2014-06-18
Country: US
State: CO
City: Greeley
Postal Code: 80631
Category: Support Services - Positions
Job Type: Full-Time-FA

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