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Paramedic Emergency Room Full Time Days North Pinellas in Tarpon Springs, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Emergency Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    3 - Night
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    FH North Pinellas

Job Description

Work Hours/Shift

Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a full-service, 168-bed facility dedicated to helping our neighbors in beautiful Tarpon Springs and beyond. As a regional medical center, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services, testing and education opportunities for our community. We’ve been focused on meeting the needs of North Pinellas residents for nearly 90 years, and Florida Hospital has built its reputation for compassionate, patient-centered care for more than a century.

You will be responsible for:
  • Assists with triage and admission of patient by assisting with initial assessment and evaluation of patient status, vital signs and orientation to the environment.
  • Communicates age specific patient needs/changes in condition to the Registered Nurse/Physician, and documents in the patient’s record. 
  • Documents care given in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).                                                                 
  • Safety factors relevant to the age of the patient are identified and implemented.
  • Provides discharge teaching at the discretion of the Registered Nurse/Physician.                                             
  • Alerts the Registered Nurse to any family situations that needs to be addressed.                             
  • Able to identify signs and symptoms of abuse/neglect relative to patients’ age as demonstrated by reporting to the Registered Nurse.
  • Obtains and interprets information in terms of a patients’ age related developmental and psychosocial needs as measured by yearly age related competency test with an 80% minimum score.
  • Coordinates patient care in conjunction with the Registered Nurse/Physician by prioritizing age specific patient care needs.                                 
  • Assists the Registered Nurse to meet patient outcomes as outlined in the treatment plan of care.                           
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn new procedures and accept new ideas and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assists the Registered Nurse in keeping patient and family informed of patient status.
  • Provides patient care as assigned by Registered Nurse/Physician.                            
  • Transports patient for procedures, admissions and discharges.
  • Performs electrocardiograms and phlebotomy as directed by Registered Nurse/Physician.          
  • Assists the Registered Nurse/Physician with procedures.                                             
  • Sets up equipment for procedures as directed by Registered Nurse/Physician. 
  • Obtains and transports specimens to Laboratory as directed.                                     
  • Maintains sterile technique for all procedures.                                                  
  • Performs application of orthopedic appliances.
  • Performs Foley catheterization on the adult and geriatric patients safely.
  • Patient bedside areas are kept stocked, neat, and clean.                                                             
  • Patient bedside areas are cleaned and restocked after patient is discharged or transferred.
  • Obtains, cleans, checks, and returns equipment as directed.  Reports problems with equipment in writing.         
  • Communicates interventions verbally keeping the Registered Nurse informed of the patient status.
  • Hospital goals for community involvement are supported by participation in one hospital- sponsored activity annually.                             
  • Hospital goals for cost-containment are supported through the economic use of equipment and supplies.
  • Patients’ rights are protected as evidenced by confidentiality, privacy, and patients’ right to know.
  • Contributes information to promote effectiveness of nursing interventions/actions to the Registered Nurse/Physician with appropriate documentation in the EMR.                                  
  • Actively participates in Hospital/Unit specific Performance Improvement activities as evidenced by collection of data and identification of aspects of care and participation in analysis and resolution.               
  • Support and information is provided to new employees in a positive and professional manner. 
  • A self- evaluation is completed yearly and individual goals, mutually set with Nurse Manager are achieved within established time frames.             
  • Attends 75% of staff meetings and participates in sharing information for opportunities for improvement.
What will you need:
  • Completed Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program
  • Current Basic Life Support – PALS and ACLS
  • Current EMT/Paramedic Certification

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

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