Provides a safe environment, companionship and supportive care for patients that require constant observation as identified by a nurse or physician. Maintains a safe environment for any patient requiring 1:1 supervision. Maintains constant observation of patient. Responsible to accompany the patient if he or she must leave the unit for reasons identified by the care provider.
Patient observation, maintain a safe, private, and comfortable therapeutic environment, redirects impulsive and harmful behavior, always remain in clear sight of patient, unless otherwise instructed by the nursing staff. Observe any special precautions as required. Calls for assistance when unable to redirect patient or there is a potential for self-injury. Obtain report at the beginning of shift from nursing unit. Report back to Registered Nurse the status of assigned activities. Report pertinent information to Registered Nurse at the end of the shift Accompany patient to all clinical tests, procedures, or appointments off the patient s unit Talks to the patient and use conversation to keep them focused Assist in providing activities for daily living. Assist patients with meals, when patient does not have swallowing precautions, or require carbohydrate counts. Assist with bed making. Activates bed alarms and and or chair alarms. Assists staff with walking patients. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
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