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Geisinger Health System Patient Companion - GWV (Full time Day/Eve shift) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Patient Companion a $1,500 sign on bonus for eligible candidates, $15.00 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals and up to $3 shift differentials for evening, nights, and weekend shifts! Also offering up to $40,000 in financial support to become a nurse!

Job Duties

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day one of employment

  • Grow your career with up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year

  • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)

  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability, and Long-term disability

  • Competitive 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment

  • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time fast

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn incentives

  • Family-friendly support to include adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.

  • Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff

  • On the job training and education

  • 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 program

Provides 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 Details

Full time position - 36 hours/week

Hours: 7am-7:30pm (3-12 hour shifts/week)

Every other weekend and a holiday rotation

Experience preferred but willing to train


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Clinical (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR 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.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.