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Paramedic Emergency Room Full Time Evenings in Tampa, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Emergency Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    2 - Evening
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Tampa

Job Description

Work Hours/Shift
 Full-Time Evenings
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:
  • Patient Satisfaction Scores meet organizational goals
  • Demonstrates “Caring behaviors” to patients, families, and colleagues
  • Includes the following behaviors in the delivery of patient care daily:
  • Introduces self to patient and explains role in their care that day, INCLUDING updating patient communication board in patient’s room.
  • Calls patient by his or her preferred name.
  • Rounds with previous shift staff and includes patient in daily plan of care.
  • Uses a handshake, or a touch on the arm.
  • Uses the mission, vision, and value statements in delivering your care.
  • Demonstrates “Patient First” Behaviors
  • Includes the following 7 “Patient First” behaviors in the delivery of patient care daily:
  • Make the Time : when leaving the room ask, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
  • Take the Time: Scripted “Welcome”, Orient patient/ and family to room and environment.
  • Plan the Time: use dry erase boards in patient rooms to update with date, nurse, aide, procedures.
  • Explain the Time: explain what you are doing and how it will benefit the patient.
  • Account for the Time: apologize and account for delays and use service recovery if necessary.
  • Pick the Time and Place: for confidential conversations, venting, personal, etc.
  • Thank them for their Time: End on a positive note-inform of what happens next, provide education, mention patient satisfaction survey, conduct follow up phone calls.
  • Demonstrates respect for human dignity and self-worth
  • Provides nursing care that is non-judgmental and non-discriminatory    
  • Demonstrates care for one another and respect for each person’s unique contributions.
  • Contributes to a positive working environment by:
  • Demonstrating a supportive learning attitude.
  • Exhibiting flexibility.
  • Open to change.
  • Sensitive to department and hospital-wide needs
  • Effectively participates in conflict resolution/problem solving
  • Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in managing patient flow
  • Promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge, and transfer
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services
  • 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).
  • Assists nurse with assigned patients
  • Provides care to patients in accordance with standards of care:
  • Provides assistance with basic hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living.
  • Reports change of condition changes, potential problems or concerns involving the patient or family to the nurse (i.e. vital signs, Intake/Output).
  • Interprets arrhythmias, documents and initiates treatment within the scope of practice in the ED
  • Performs NIHSS initials and subsequent scoring of stroke patients.
  • Begins initial gathering of data of ambulance and/or patients transferred from triage
  • Administers ACLS medications in a code situation under the supervision of the RN and per the approved hospital list
  • Assists in maintaining patient skin integrity by:
  • Turning and repositioning patient according to policy.
  • Utilizing identified skin products according to Skin Protocol.
  • Notifies nurse if skin breakdown observed
  • Performs urinary catheterization using sterile technique, to include specimen collection and documents
  • Removes Urinary Catheters and documents.
  • Reports observations to nurse
  • Performs simple clean dressing changes and documents
  • Performs accucheks, hemoccults, urine pregnancy, urinalysis, gastrocult per hospital procedure and documents
  • Inserts Nasogastric tubes per hospital procedure and documents
  • Discontinues Nasogastric tubes, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy.
  • Documents on patient record
  • Inserts peripheral IV catheters per hospital procedure and documents
  • 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 proper application of splints and Buck’s traction
  • Performs unit based phlebotomy for patient lab tests and documents
  • Empties foley bags, JP’s, and hemovacs.
  • Documents on patient record
  • Documents patient care according to policy:
  • Intake and Output
  • Vital Signs
  • Weights
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Specimen Collection
  • 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
  • Answers call lights in a timely manner.
  • Communicates patient requests, problems or concerns to the nurse
  • Weighs patients using correct procedure
  • Collects specimens as assigned by nurse
  • Follows hospital policy for patient identification when collecting specimens
  • Performs unit tasks supportive to patient care and operations of the department
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth
  • Uses skill in improvising
  • Is clever in devising fresh approaches to problem solving
  • Demonstrates patient/customer focused, compassionate behavior.
  • Uses empathic listening to patient/customer and family.
  • Does what is best for the patient/customer
  • Makes improvements by introducing something new.
  • Is a creative risk taker
  • Cooperates and collaborates with team members and others.
  • Achieves consensus/agrees to proceed with no hidden reservation.
  • Models a synergistic approach with staff and others
  • Takes responsibility for decisions, actions and results.
  • Delivers on commitments.
  • Practices financial responsibility.
  • Plans proactively for success
  • Is energetic and energizing.
  • Embraces cultural change.
  • Is enthusiastic and committed
  • Complies with the Employee Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all federal, state and local laws; rules and government.
  • Verbalizes understanding of reporting process of any actual or perceived violation
  • Recognizes incidents as defined and described in the Hospital’s Institutional Policies and Procedures
  • Understands the method and reasoning for reporting incidents.
  • Demonstrates ability to complete the Hospital’s Incident Report Form.
  • Assists others in recognizing and reducing risk within the department or other areas of the Hospital
  • Follows hospital and departmental Safety policies and procedures.
  • Wears nametag identification and is aware of role in minimizing Security incidents.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of role in Hazardous Materials and Waste Program, including procedures to follow in case of spill.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of role in the Life Safety Program and participates in Fire Drills as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of role in Emergency Preparedness Program, participates in Disaster Drills as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of role in the Medical Equipment Program and how to report malfunctioning equipment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of role in the Utility Systems Program and the department(s) response to utility failure.
  • Follows hospital and departmental Infection Control policies and procedures
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities to improve processes and patient care.
  • Implements actions, as appropriate, recommended by Quality Improvement Teams and the hospital wide Quality Coordinating Council
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with all team members, patients and families.
  • Maintains satisfactory participation and attendance at required and non-required meetings and staff development programs.
  • Promotes evidence of adherence to the hospital confidentiality policy
What will you need?
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Completion of a formal paramedic training program
  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively
  • Florida State Certification as a Paramedic
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS

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

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