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Company: TouchPoint Support Services
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

We're *TouchPoint Support Services *and our mission is to serve up hospitality, for patients, their families and visitors at Ascension Health hospitals throughout the U.S. But our work isn't just about cooking, serving, cleaning and transporting patients. We set the stage for healing with sparkling facilities, great food and service.

This is the kind of work that takes a big heart for service and for supporting *Ascension's* mission to improve the health of the poor and vulnerable. We're serious about the role we play in healing - and just as passionate about having fun, supporting each other and serving our communities.

Maybe you have a passion for people and an obsession with service. Or maybe you're looking for a launchpad for a career managing people. Are you generous and hard working? When you spot a need, are you ready to jump?

*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.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour


* 401(k)

* 401(k) matching

* Dental insurance

* Employee discount

* Flexible spending account

* Health insurance

* Health savings account

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Referral program

* Tuition reimbursement

* Vision insurance


* 8 hour shift

* Monday to Friday

* Overnight shift

* Weekend availability


* High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: TouchPoint Support Services, Austin , ASSISTANT PATIENT OBSERVATION FULL-TIME 3rd Shift Starting Pay $16!!, Other , Austin, Texas

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