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Care Companion (Sitter)

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Accountabilities

  • Identification of changes and trends in patient's(s) status and communication of findings to the Registered Nurse or appropriate health care provider.
  • Ensures a secure and safe environment by maintaining a continued awareness of safety hazards.
  • Provision and promotion of the delivery of patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in accordance with Nursing Department standards of care and consistent accepted standards of practice of regulatory agencies such as Accrediting Organization, IDPH.
  • Completed appropriate documentation and communication in accordance with established policy and procedure.
  • Promotion of professionalism for self through participation in in-services and continuing education programs
    Position Requirements
    • High school education or equivalent.
    • Clinically appropriate skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Detailed observation skills.
    • Sound problem solving abilities/good judgement.
    • Courteous and professional
    • interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to successfully complete required Care Companion Orientation/Training Course.
    • Ability to lift and/or transport patients, 30 lbs or more.
    • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in unexpected situations.
    • May be exposed to hazardous materials or infectious diseases.
    • Ability to work rotating shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays.
    • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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          Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique - from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions - for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, it's important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.

Keywords: Advocate Health Care, Oak Lawn , Care Companion (Sitter), Other , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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