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Patient Companion - Central Region Float - $1500 Hiring Incentive!

Company: Geisinger
Location: Danville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Patient Companion - Central Region Float - $1500 Hiring Incentive!
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Nursing Support Services, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Nights
Work Type: Full time
Department: Central Region Nursing Resources Division
Date Posted: 02/04/2022
Job ID: R-27151
Job SummaryAre you looking to begin a career in healthcare or are you an experienced healthcare professional looking to join a team of dedicated care providers? Join our Geisinger Nursing Institute today! Through professional growth, quality improvement and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows our nursing staff to grow their skillset, develop their practice and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact.
Job DutiesProvides 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.

  • Maintain a safe, private, and comfortable therapeutic environment.
  • Redirects impulsive and harmful behavior.
  • Remain in clear sight of patient at all times, unless otherwise instructed by the nursing staff.
  • Calls for assistance when unable to redirect patient or there is a potential for self-injury.
  • Participate in report at the beginning and end of shift, making sure to inform pertinent information to Registered Nurse at the end of the shift.
  • Accompany patient to all clinical tests, procedures, or appointments off the patient unit.
  • Talks to the patient and use conversation to keep them focused.
  • 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. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Position DetailsWe're proud to offer:
    • $15 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals
    • Up to $3/hr shift differentials for evening, nights and weekend shifts
    • $1,500 Hiring incentive for eligible candidates
      • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and 401k plans that starts day one of employment
      • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to enhance personal health and reduce health plan premiums for qualified individuals
      • Up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year
      • $40k in financial support to become a Registered Nurse
      • Robust PTO plan in addition to six paid holidays and 32 hours of personal time per year
      • Competitive 401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
      • Paid parental leave and military leave
      • Fertility and adoption support
      • On the job training and education
      • Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff
      • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
      • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders
      • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups
      • Employee referral incentive programJoin the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Maggie Lucas. (mlucas5@geisinger.edu)
        EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
        Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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