Pennsylvania Hospital is currently seeking a Partner in Patient Care. The Partner in Patient Care supports Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians by providing continuous observation and companionship as well as assist with basic patient care needs to those who are prone to fall, on suicidal precautions or have a physician's order that calls for direct observation. Incorporates team focused, collegial relationships to ensure patient safety and improved outcomes. Demonstrates accountability to the patient, family, self and the healthcare team. Accountable for supporting Pennsylvania Hospital's Relationship Based Care Model. Reports directly to the Registered Nurse.
The Partner in Patient Care:
Provide continuous observation or 1:1 observation and supervision to patients based upon eligibility criteria.
Document patient behaviors and interventions in the Electronic Medical Record/Flowsheet as appropriate.
Communicates with patient using interventions to decrease agitation/confusion. This includes the use of optimal stimulation based upon individual patient needs.
Maintains safety measures for fall and ligature risk patients.
Ambulates with independent patients.
Provide diversional activities when appropriate.
PPC will assist with basic toileting needs limited to: Providing urinal and placing bedpan under patients when needed; for patients who are independently ambulatory, the PPC should ambulate to the bathroom; with patients and remain present keeping patient in line of sight at all times until patient is returned back to bed.
PPC will assist with basic meal tray set-up; and assist with feeding patients excluding patients who are on Swallowing Precautions. These tasks include: assisting with menu selections for patients; prepares meal tray and patient for meal time; communicate intake on all patients as indicated.
Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization
University Of Pennsylvania Health System