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Patient Attendant-Nursing Pool

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): PRN
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 56589

Description

Shift: Days - 8-hour shifts
The responsibilities of a Patient Attendant:

To prevent causing harm to self or others, or to prevent dislodging of tubes, drains, IV's, etc. Insures patient is not left unattended.  This would include during bathroom visits.
Permit an ambulatory patient requiring no assistance to move around the room or ambulate in hall as directed by nurse.
Relays basic patient information to staff and summons unit staff whenever additional assistance is required in the individual patient room.
Participates in casual conversation and diversional activities with the patient such as playing cards, games, etc., if approved by the nurse.   Ability to maintain positive interaction with all types of patients, significant others and coworkers in order to effectively care for the patients. Demonstrates sensitivity when interacting with diverse ethnic groups.
Provides comfort measures such as adjusting bed and pillows, and assist patients to reposition for comfort, when appropriate as directed by nurse.
Assist patient/family with menu selection.
 
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or equivalent.   No previous specific experience required.
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