POSITION SUMMARY: The Companion is responsible for attending to patients for close observation or 1:1 supervision to prevent patient injuries from falls or injuries to self. The Companion may perform some patient care while also maintaining close observation of the patient. The Companion will support the policy of AtlantiCare Health Systems to recognize and uphold the rights of all patients by minimizing the use of restraints. The position provides supportive care to the patient by promoting patient safety and providing a safe and comfortable environment for patient(s). Thus position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Ability to read, write and speak English required. Must be at least 17 years of age. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: HSCPR or HSAED is required within 6 required within 6 months from date of hire or transfer. EXPERIENCE: Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, hazardous substances, and potential injury. Physical demand include but are not limited to stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing , walking and lifting 50-100 pounds. Essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
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