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Safety Companion

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Job ID: 2114
Posting Date: Feb 23, 2023
Shift: Varies
Work Environment: On Site
Job Family: Clinical Support
FTE: PRN (As Needed)
Location: Pensacola, FL

Job Description

The Safety Companion carries out routine and assigned non-nursing tasks and assists the nurse in carrying out patient care activities within the scope of training and experience. this position monitors the patient's verbalizations and reports all actions to the nurse. To provide the services of a sitter for any patient on a patient care unit who has been assessed to require constant observation in order to maximize his or her safety.

Responsibilities

Monitors the safety of the patient while sitting with safety companion patients and Baker Act patients. Assists with maintaining a safe, clean, and orderly patient environment. Assists the patient with activities of daily living as directed by the nurse. Maintains on going communication with the nurse assigned to the patient. Maintains current knowledge/certification.Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Licenses and Certifications
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS) American Heart Association within 90 Days Required
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately
  • Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology preferred


About Us

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.
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