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Patient Companion

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center Des Moines, Iowa
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Requisition ID 2022-246771 Employment Type Full Time Department Medical Staff Services Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Day Shift Full Time Remote No Category Nurse Assistant
Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities

MercyOne is looking for Patient Companions to join the team!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain constant observation of the patient at all times.
  • Provide 1:1 care. Assist with routine activities of daily living.  Able to provide clear communication with patient, family, and healthcare team.
  • Record all activities on the observation sheet for the nurse. This is to be included in the medical record and used by the nurse to summarize the events of the shift.

Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
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