Patient Companion - Resource Pool

Requisition ID
2020-144250
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Medical / Surgical Acute
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
7:00am-3:30pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Supports the patient and professional clinical staff by providing direct observation of a specific patient as assigned by the RN.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain constant observation of the patient at all times.
  • Provide 1:1 care. Assist with routine activities of daily living.  Able to provide clear communication with patient, family, and healthcare team.
  • Record all activities on the observation sheet for the nurse. This is to be included in the medical record and used by the nurse to summarize the events of the shift.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

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