Advanced Technician II – Emergency Department – Apopka-Days in Apopka, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Apopka, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    9/19/2018
  • Job ID:
    271227
  • Job Function
    Paramedic / EMT
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital

Job Description



Advanced Technician II – Emergency Department – Apopka-Days

Florida Hospital Apopka seeks to hire an Advanced Technician II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Florida Hospital Apopka is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Apopka, a thriving, growing community about 20 miles northwest of Orlando. We are proud to deliver the foremost in service and medical technology to our neighbors and are soon opening a brand new hospital in 2017 which will feature 120 private rooms, advanced surgical suites, a diagnostic Cath Lab, and other high demand services. At Florida Hospital Apopka, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ to our community by providing the most advanced care in the area within a compassionate, caring environment that places our patients first.



Department Profile:

The Emergency Department is a full-service 16-bed unit that averages 90 patients per day, with approximately 15 daily admissions. Particularly difficult cases may be transferred to one of the other Florida Hospital facilities for complex medical treatment and procedures. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology, including computerized charting and streptokinase infusion.



Work Hours/Shifts:

3/12s; 11a – 11p



Job Summary:

The Advanced Technician II performs patient care under the direction of and as assigned by the Charge nurse, registered nurse and/or physician or their designee. Performs general clinical, non-clinical and clerical services necessary to expedite the efficient functioning of the nursing unit consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures. Utilizes age-specific competencies in the care of all patient populations. Adheres to the Florida Hospital corporate compliance plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Completion of a paramedic program, LPN (if hired prior to 3/31/14), or registered nurse program
  • Monitor Tech cross-training (Preferred)
  • Trauma Nurse Care Course (TNCC) (Preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Valid Florida State Licensure as a Paramedic OR
  • Valid Florida State Licensure as an LPN (if hired prior to 03/31/14) OR
  • Licensed as an RN in the state of Florida (awaiting RN position availability – up to 120 days) OR
  • Licensed as an RN in another state (awaiting Florida RN License – up to 90 days)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course ENPC (not applicable to 5490, 6162, 6780 and 7500 Adults only transport)


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Attaches 12 lead EKG’s and completes test before giving strip to physician on duty. Initiates cardiac monitoring, and performs venipuncture for testing. Initiates cardiac monitoring, demonstrates ability to detect dysrhythmias and notifies the assigned nurse or charge nurse of abnormalities. Initiates oxygen therapy as directed by RN or Physician.
  • Inserts peripheral IV’s, hangs IV fluid without medication and maintains prescribed IV flow rates. Observes and documents condition of infusion site. Removes IV Lines as directed by RN.
  • Transports unmonitored patient to inpatient departments as needed, transports stable (no blood infusion drips or no oxygen > 50%) monitored patients to PCU/med-tele, or accompanies RN to transport patient to specialty units.
  • Assists physician or RN with procedures and exams; i.e. set up and clean up for sutures, pelvic exams, lumbar punctures, application of orthopedic splints and casting, etc. Applies slings, sling-n-swathe, finger splints, application of dressings, etc. Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
  • Is a customer service champion as demonstrated by Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You (AIDET), keeping patients informed, providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, and concern, demonstrating a sense of urgency, advocating for pain management, and ensuring that patients can get help at any time. Performs hourly rounding on patients to keep them informed and to ensure that the patients have call bells, pillows, blankets as needed, that care givers names are on the boards (applicable campuses), and that patient and family needs are exceeded.
  • Maintains (room and work area organization and stocking levels) per 5 S principles. Maintains rooms and work area cleanliness.
  • Performs accurate order entry. Manages phone calls, notifies physician of all back results, orders diets, etc. Relieves HUC as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit. Paramedic does not: perform skills that according to state and hospital policy are to be perfomed by the RN only, perform assessment, add IV additives to IV fluids, administer any oral, subcutaneous, topical, IM, or IV medications, hang blood components, sign off doctor’s orders to give report, change rates of any medicated IVF or maintain an independent patient care assignment.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Advanced Tech II opportunity with Apopka and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Advanced Tech, Transport, Emergency Department, Apopka



Position Location:  Apopka
Job:  Paramedic / EMT
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Apopka
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Technical Certification
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Sep 19, 2018, 8:55:25 AM

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