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Nurse Tech PRN Days in Land O' Lakes, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    12/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    18014560
  • Job Function
    Patient Care
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    FH Connerton LTAC

Job Description


Description
Work Hours/Shift
PRN/Days
Florida Hospital Connerton
At Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, we deliver meaningful care by getting to know our patients and their families. Our 50-bed hospital is designed to serve individuals who have medically complex illnesses requiring additional weeks of specialized hospital care.
The unique care environment of a long-term acute-care hospital means that our patients and their visitors will spend more time with us than at other hospitals. For that reason, we've designed our hospital to be a comfortable environment. Our specially trained staff are not only experts in providing advanced care, but also have friendly, compassionate personalities that help ease the stress that can be associated with long-term illnesses. The 48,000-square foot, one-story Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area.
You will be responsible for
Perform specific tasks or routines supportive to delivery of patient care while performing as “Goodwill Ambassador”; conducting patient and family checks in the assigned nursing unit under the direction of a Registered Nurse in accordance with Division of Nursing standards.  Will also perform clerical duties related to computers, workstation on wheels (WOWs) equipment and supply checks.  Responsible for the inventory and ordering of supplies, equipment and services needed to support the efficient operation of the assigned nursing unit and patient care delivery.
  • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers. 
  • Demonstrates appropriate and courteous phone etiquette. 
  • Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
  • Performs tech checks to assist nursing with hourly rounding using the AIDET technique. 
  • Demonstrates culturally competent care into daily practice.
  • Reflects ICBEST practices as a representative of Florida Hospital Tampa. 
  • Demonstrates organizational commitment standards and values.
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the appropriate RN as needed. 
  • Will assist with paper process during and after computer down time.
  • Assists with updates to patient white boards. 
  • Greets new patients and families in timely and courteous manner on arrival.
  • Adheres to organizational standards for dress and professional appearance.
  • Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in assisting with patient flow. 
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services and when ordering supplies and complies with decisions made for staffing adjustments (i.e. floating). 
  • The Nurse Technician supports the delivery of patient care in accordance with standards of care emphasizing basic hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living under the direction of the Registered Nurse to promote the achievement of identified patient outcomes. Reports changes of condition, potential problems or concerns involving the patient or family promptly to the nurse in timely manner (i.e. vital signs, intake/output).
  • Assists in maintaining patient skin integrity by:
  • Turning and repositioning patient according to policy.
  • Notifies nurse if skin breakdown observed. 
  • Performs accucheks and hemocults per hospital procedure and documents.
  • Documents accurately and timely all procedures and patient care tasks.
  • Removes peripheral IV catheters, disposes of in accordance with hospital biohazardous waste policy, observes site and notifies nurse of condition. Documents in electronic medical record (EMR). 
  • Empties Foley bags, JP’s, and hemovacs. Documents care and intake/output in the (EMR). 
  • Specimen Collection as assigned by RN and following hospital policy for patient identification.
  • Takes vital signs, accurate weights, and measures intake/output and documents accurately.
  • Transports patients with necessary equipment to destinations within scheduled time frames, observing correct techniques.
  • Assists in positioning, lifting, and ambulating patients, using appropriate safety precautions and body mechanics.
  • Answers call lights in a timely manner.
  • Distributes linen supplies.
  • Supports nutritional needs of the patient by:
  • Assisting with meal set-up.
  • Feeding patients within identified restrictions.
  • Documents percent of meal intake including supplements.
  • Notifies and documents communication to nurse if patient does not have adequate p.o. intake for meals or snacks, or if the patient is not following fluid restrictions in timely manner. 
  • Performs proper hand-washing techniques before, during, and after patient care at all times.
  • Demonstrates safety in care of patients with restraints:
  • Ensures restraints are applied properly according to FHT policy/procedure. 
  • Reports any patient behavioral changes to the nurse. 
  • Demonstrates responsibility for patient safety related to falls.
  • Participates in frequent “tech checks” to decrease patient need to use call light system and increase patient safety.
  • Places bed alarms on patients at risk for falls.
  • Recognizes all patients are on fall risk in the hospital environment:
  • Responds immediately to patient bed alarms.
  • Responds to call bells in a timely manner.
  • Is proactive in meeting all patient needs. 
  • Adheres to specifics on isolation signage for patients Acts as preceptor for new unit staff members as assigned.   Ensures safe and effective handoff communications between care givers. 
  • Completes all mandatory educational requirements, Completes CNA/NT self-study educational packets, attends 75% of unit staff meetings
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively. 
  • Must have documentation (evidenced by CNA license) that supports the attainment of the following skill sets: 
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform accuchecks and hemoccults.
  • Knowledge of normal parameters for vital signs for age specific population
  • Knowledge of and ability to obtain vital signs correctly
  • Knowledge of and ability to remove peripheral IV catheters.
  • Knowledge of and ability to empty foley bags, JP’s and hemovacs
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use computer and perform data entry.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible workweek including weekends, nights and overtime as required.
  •  KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
  • Cerner
  • Phlebotomy 
  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 
  • High School education or equivalent 
  • Completion of a formal Certified Nursing Assistant education program orMust be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing  program with transcripts providing for successful completion of fundamentals of nursing course materials.  
  • Completion of the equivalent of Basic Fundamentals of Nursing, from an accredited Nursing Program.
  • LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 
  • Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 
  • Current Florida Certified Nursing Assistant license, validated by Florida Board of Nursing (unless currently enrolled in BSN program with completion of fundamentals of nursing). 
  • Phlebotomy certification at first session possible following orientation.


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

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