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Providence Health & Services NAC Intern 1 - Resident Companion in Issaquah, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling a NAC Intern 1 - Resident Companion (1.0 FTE, Variable) to work in the Transitional Care at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah , WA

The NAC Intern 1 - Resident Companion will assist the unit Nurses and Nursing Assistants in their day-to-day customer service aspects to enhance the overall patient experience at PMW/PMSV. This position seeks to meet resident social and emotional needs through frequent interaction, activities, and non-clinical personal attention. Support of clinical staff with supplemental tasks to alleviates strain on clinical caregivers, allowing their time to be focused on provision of direct patient care.

In this position you will:

  • HOSPITALITY FUNCTIONS

  • Assist residents with companionship providing psychosocial relief due to extended isolation

  • Living quarter upkeep: assists staff with bed-making and general room tidiness/maintenance, removal of dirty linen and trash

  • Answer call lights as needed; relate needs to appropriate care team member

  • Assist with meal tray delivery and set-up during meal times

  • Refill ice waters and replace liners

  • Restock briefs, towels/wash cloths, toiletries as needed on assigned unit

  • Coordinate with bath aide to strip/make beds per shower schedule

  • Assist staff with facilitation of family visits (when applicable per regulation)

  • Collaborate with Activities staff to assist with socially distanced resident activities

  • Offer 1:1 time (conversation, games, manicures, hair styling, or assistance with completing menus)

  • Provide patient transport in-facility, such as to dining room or reception area when needed (clinical staff will provide transfer in to and out-of wheelchair)

  • RESIDENT SAFETY AND SANITATION

  • Follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies

  • Participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids

  • Participate in all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner

  • Follow established infection control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary

  • Follow established procedures in the use and disposal of personal protective equipment

  • Report hazardous conditions or equipment to the appropriate person

  • Follow established hand washing techniques

  • EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY FUNCTIONS

  • Follow established preventive maintenance procedures for maintaining your equipment and supplies in a safe and operable manner

  • Change out urinals, bedpans, disinfect wheelchairs, oxygen tubing changes, labeling as appropriate

  • RESIDENT RIGHTS

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information

  • Treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect

  • Knock before entering the residents room

  • Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Nurse Manager/Supervisor

  • Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property

  • SAFETY

  • Use appropriate safety guidelines and precautions

  • Demonstrate safe handling skills and use of equipment

  • Participate and demonstrate knowledge of fire and disaster plans

  • Report any equipment safety hazard appropriately

  • Follow universal precaution procedures

  • Observs principles of good body mechanics

  • Demonstrate pro-active approach to patient safety needs

  • PROFESSIONALISM

  • Consistently prompt to assigned tasks

  • Begin work on time

  • Write legibly

  • Adhere to department dress code

  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Inform appropriate team members of resident's condition changes, falls, and other problems

  • Communicate appropriate information to other team members

  • STAFFING

  • Cooperate when asked to adjust schedule to meet patient and department needs, including floating to any area

Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Six (6) months of experience as an Home Health Aide

  • Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence Marianwood in Issaquah, Washington compassionately serves people of all ages and faiths. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home in “neighborhoods” and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Student/Interns

Location: Washington-Issaquah

Req ID: 308688

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