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ER Tech II Full-Time Days in Tampa, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    2/28/2019
  • Job ID:
    18014829
  • Job Function
    Patient Care
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Tampa

Job Description


Description
Work Hours/Shifts         
 Full-Time Days
Florida Hospital Tampa
Our hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region.
At Florida Hospital Tampa, our diverse clinical specialties provide world-class health care to our patients. We offer the most trusted, expert care in key specialties including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's health, cancer and surgery. Our skilled surgeons not only utilize minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures, but they are also leaders in improving these advanced techniques.
You will be responsible for:
  • Effectively participates in conflict resolution/problem solving.
  • Promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge, and transfer.
  • Demonstrates awareness of factors by all of the following:
    • Correct utilization of Pyxis system for supplies.
    • Returns dirty equipment to supply room when not in use.
    • Complies with decisions made for staffing adjustments (i.e. floating).
    • Provides care to patients in accordance with standards of care:
    • Provides assistance with basic hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living
  • Assists in maintaining patient skin integrity by:
    • Turning and repositioning patient according to policy.
    • Uses techniques to prevent skin shearing when moving patients.
    • Notifies nurse if skin breakdown observed.
    • Urine specimen collection and documentation.
  • Performs splinting.  Performs pre and post splinting checks and documents
  • Inserts IV catheters in peripheral veins, installs locks, applies dressing and documents per hospital policy.
  • Provides correctly adjusted crutches, instructs patient on crutch walking and documents.
  • Removes Urinary Catheters and documents.
  • Reports observations to nurse.
  • Performs simple clean dressing changes and documents.
  • Performs accucheks and hemocults per hospital procedure and documents if credentialed.
  • Discontinues Nasogastric tubes, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy and Documents on patient record.
  • Removes peripheral IV catheters, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy.
  • Observes site and notifies nurse of condition.
  • Documents on patient record.
  • Performs unit based phlebotomy for patient lab tests and documents.
  • Empties Foley bags.
  • Documents on patient record
  • Takes vital signs and measures Intake/Output.   
  • Transports patients, medical records, and equipment to destinations within scheduled time frames, observing correct techniques.
  • Assists in positioning, lifting, and ambulating patients, using appropriate safety precautions and body mechanics.
  • Rounds frequently on patients in assigned area.
  • Answers call lights in a timely manner.
  • Communicates patient requests, problems or concerns to the nurse.
  • Weighs patients using correct procedure.
  • Distributes linen supplies
  • Supports nutritional needs of the patient by:
    • Provides water, juice when instructed.
    • Assisting with meal set-up.
  • Feeding patients within identified restrictions.
  • Performs unit errands and returns to the unit promptly when errand completed
  • Prioritizes responsibilities and utilizes time effectively to accomplish duties in necessary timeframe.
  • Keeps nurse informed when leaving and upon returning to unit.
  • Conforms to patient care policy standard for dress code expectations
  • Follows hospital policy for patient identification and use of two identifiers 100% of the time for all specimen collections and patient related activities.
  • Uses universal precautions 100% of the time.
  • Follows identified patient isolation requirements.
  • Performs good hand-washing techniques before, during, and after patient care 100% of the time.
  • Maintains exemplary clean and uncluttered patient environment.
  • Integrates age-specific standards when providing care under the direction of nurse as evidenced by:
    • Communicates in appropriate manner for patient level of understanding.
    • Maintains safe environment utilizing appropriate equipment and safety devices, based on patient’s age.
    • Performs procedures utilizing appropriate sized equipment and age parameters.
    • Demonstrates ability to recognize age specific parameters and implement age related care under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Supports education by identifying and reporting patient/family responses to information.
  • Demonstrates safety in care of patients with restraints:
    • Observes that restraints are tied properly.
    • Follows protocol for restraint use appropriate for scope of practice.
    • Reports any patient behavioral changes to the nurse.
    • Assists with patient ADL’s, toileting and feeding.
  • Observes and reports to the nurse skin integrity changes associated with restraints.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for patient safety related to falls:
    • Responds immediately to patient attempting to leave bed.
    • Responds to call bells in a timely manner.
    • Is proactive in meeting toileting needs of patients.
    • Aware of location of Crash Cart and able to initiate CPR if needed.
    • Handles dirty linen properly and in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Satisfactory completion of telemetry test with passing score of 80%.
  • Monitoring of patient telemetry with rhythm identification
  • Completes all mandatory educational requirements. 
  • Completes CNA/NT self-study educational packets when offered
  • Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and reviews all meeting minutes if meeting is not attended.
Qualifications
What will you need?
  • Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • High School education or equivalent
  • Completion of a formal Aide/Attendant program, or completion of introductory clinical in an approved RN program  or completion of an approved EMT course or greater than 2 years clinical experience in an ED tech role.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively.
  • Florida State Certification as Nurse Assistant or,
  • EMT or Paramedic or, completion of introductory nursing in an approved RN program
  • Current BLS/BCLS

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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