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Specially trained clinical staff, designated to provide observation of patient(s) at risk for safety
Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need
Work Schedule: 12 Hour Days
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
*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.
We offer more than the standard benefits!
Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!
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Why work at Presbyterian?
As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers’ markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.
Presbyterian’s story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are 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, we are the state’s largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees – including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.
Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.
About Our Regional Delivery System
Presbyterian’s Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state’s largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.
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 continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.
Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture – from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.
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.
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