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Constant Companion Emergency

Job ID 85305 Full / Part Time: Per Diem
Location: Westfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists as a proud member of Baystate Health. Together, we passionately work to ensure that our patients have access to exceptional health care, close to home. An ideal combination of “high tech” and “high touch,” a staff of highly trained and compassionate nurses and medical support personnel complements an outstanding medical staff.

A constant companion is responsible for providing continuous observation of the patient or patients they are assigned to.  At times a constant companion may be assigned the role of the intermittent observer which consists of providing observation to multiple patients.  An intermittent observer is responsible for the care of multiple patients.  The observer maintains contact with patients every 15 minutes to maintain the safety of the patients.  Both roles are to insure that the patient does nothing to harm themselves or others.  Each role must maintain a safe environment and interact with the patient, family, and staff in a caring professional manner.  As a member of the health care team, the constant companion will provide care for the patient and may include bathing, feeding, toileting, ambulating, turning, and repositioning as assigned.  When working in the intermittent observation role, minimal patient care is required.  Both roles entail reporting any changes in the patient’s condition or behavior to the nurse immediately and documenting every 15 minutes during their shift.  This description covers the essential functions of the position.  Incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned.  Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time. 


High School Diploma or GED

Experience as a direct health care provider, previous psych sitter


CPR Certification

Hours/Schedule:  Per Diem, Varies

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