We have 15 openings for a part-time ASST, PATIENT OBSERVATION position.
Location: Ascension Macomb-Oakland - 11800 E Twelve, Warren, MI 48093. Note: online applications accepted only.
Schedule: Open availability, shifts are 3 days a week and every other weekend.
Requirement: Prior patient observation experience is a plus!
If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.
At TouchPoint, we’re all about heart. Compassion at every point of human contact is more than our mission, it's our way of life. We’re the exclusive provider of hospitality services to Ascension Health, so our associates are a lifeline to patients, residents and their families. That’s why we're looking for bright and diverse people to join our family. From housekeeping, food and nutrition services to patient transportation and valet parking, we provide the hospitality that leads to healing. If you’re ready to make a difference, join us!
Summary: Provides visual and audible observation of assigned patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) and unit manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Visually and audibly monitors the assigned patient's condition and behavior at all times.
Completes observation reports at established interval.
Takes initiative in compassionately rendering service or responding to needs. Interacts hospitably, cheerfully and supportively with staff, patients, visitors and work colleagues.
Remains at the bedside of assigned patient at all times unless relieved by an appropriate staff member.
Verbally redirects the patient from engaging in at-risk behaviors.
Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to be in medical distress or poses a threat, and escalates to assigned medical professionals.
Participates in collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues. Assures patient environment is safe; reports any safety hazards to the charge nurse. Removes visible hazards and reports as appropriate.
Assists in calming and/or reorienting patient in cases of agitation or confusion.
Assists with keeping patient's room safe and orderly.
Accompanies patient when diagnostic testing is required.
Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance, control, or other nursing interventions, or exhibits unusual behavior or verbalizations. Immediately reports any potentially dangerous behavior or concerning conversations to the nurse.
Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patient when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment. Arranges coverage around meal break times with nurse and informs nurse prior to leaving patient for any reason.
Assists patient with ordering dietary tray and setting up of patient's meal tray; assists with basic positioning of patient; assists with patient wheelchair rides and/or ambulation if patient is stable and gait has been previously determined safe by assigned staff nurse.
Responds rapidly and thoroughly to emergencies, special needs, etc.
Accepts suggestions and direction from supervisors and hospital staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of department policies and procedures. Honors department's attendance, break, behavior, dress, personal hygiene, and safety codes.
Honors all confidentiality and other regulatory requirements.
Accepts and absorbs department and hospital education program.
Assists other associates as necessary. Responds to direction as provided.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Current CPR AED or basic life Support healthcare provider (BLS-HCP) certification required.
Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods. Requires bending, stooping, reaching up, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
One to two years of previous experience is preferred.
About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).
Req ID: 198963