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Registered Nurse Emergency Department FT Eve (10a-10p) in Tarpon Springs, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
  • Travel
  • Shift
    2 - Evening
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    FH North Pinellas

Job Description


Work Hours/Shift

Full Time/ Eves (10a-10p)

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.

Important Note: Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a Smoke/Tobacco Free Campus.

Tobacco use is defined as the use of any tobacco product including the use of temporary aids to stop smoking such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum or other similar products.

Applicants being considered for employment at Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be tested for nicotine use as part of their regular pre-employment screening. Those who are identified as tobacco users will be ineligible for employment, but may reapply in six months

Drug Free/Tobacco Free Workplace






Section A: Assessment

1.    All patients are triaged, assessed and monitored according to policy.

1.    Patient/family is assessed for educational needs relevant to self-care and age specific needs.

2.    Discharge Planning needs are addressed at the time of admission and throughout the ED stay as measured by the      completion of the Depart Process.

4.    Family dynamics are assessed in the context of psychosocial needs.

5.    A patient focused need list is derived from patient assessment and section has relevant content related to the age of the patient. (ongoing in ED)

6.    Obtains and interprets information in terms of the patient’s age and age related developmental and psychosocial needs as measured by yearly age related competency skills.

7.    Safety factors relevant to the age of the patient are identified as evidenced by relevant nursing diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation on the treatment plan.

8.    Demonstrates knowledge of normal growth and development by identifying characteristics of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient as evidenced by the treatment planning process.

9.    Changes in patient assessment are communicated to physicians, peers, and superiors verbally and in EMR.

10.  Able to identify signs and symptoms of abuse/neglect relative to patient’s age as demonstrated by patient assessment.

Section B:  Planning

1.    For each ED pt. an appropriate assessment and reassessment is completed per policy.

2.    2.    Patient/family is involved in the planning of care as evidenced by documentation and Press Ganey comments.

3.    3.    Works collaboratively with case managers assuring timely patient outcomes.

4.      Fosters growth and development of other team members as evidenced by improved job performance of staff.

Section C: Implementation

1.       Directs and coordinates patient care in a safe and skillful manner utilizing the treatment plan of care as evidenced by documentation in the EMR.  (reviewed through chart checks)

2.       Abnormal parameters in assessment data for the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient are recognized and interpreted, and appropriate action is initiated.

3.       Cerner orders are implemented STAT by verifying physician orders.

4.       Priorities are established/managed according to acuity and patient needs as evidenced by observations of

Charge Nurse/Nurse Managers/Administrative Supervisor or Director.

5.    Reports patient status to the Charge Nurse/Nurse Leader and/or physician.

6.       Plan of care is coordinated with peers and other disciplines, as well as seeking out appropriate resources for

implementing the plan of care as demonstrated through observation and peer review.

7.       Adheres to policies and procedures, keeping current with updates and revisions.  Changes in policies and

procedures are initiated through the proper channels.

8.   Hospital goals are supported:

a.          Supports hospital goals of community involvement by participating in one hospital-sponsored community activity per year.

b.          Hospital goals for cost-containment are supported through the economic use of medications, equipment, and supplies.

9.   Demonstrates technical skills needed to provide direct care for the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient as evidenced by successful completion of

       annual unit specific competency skills:

Neonatal                    Birth to 4 weeks (Women’s Center Only)

            Infant                          4 weeks to 1 year (ED/OCC)

Pediatric                    1 year to 12 years (ED/OCC)

Adolescent:               13 years to 17 years (ED/OCC)

Adult                           18 years to 64 years 

Geriatric                     65 + years

10.  Demonstrates knowledge of drug interactions, side effects and dosage considerations for the Neonate (Women’s Center), Infant (ED/OCC), Pediatric (ED/OCC), adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient as well with no medication errors.


Sectio Section D:  Evaluation

1.                1. Collaborates with peers and other disciplines to evaluate and revise the patient care plan according to the changing needs of the patient/family as evaluated through chart review, observation by Charge Nurse and/or Nurse Manager AND Press Ganey. 

2.                2. The planned patient outcomes are evaluated, and when appropriate changed.  Documentation reflects outcomes at the time of discharge.                                                                                                                       

3.                3. Actively participates in Unit Performance Improvement activities as evidenced by the collection of data and identification of aspects of care and participation in analysis and resolution.

4.                New equipment is evaluated as evidenced by completion of the evaluation form when a product is being trailed and submitted to the Nurse Director.

5.                4. Support and information is provided to new employees in a positive and professional manner.

Section E:  Professional

1.    Identifies own learning needs, plans for self-growth, and accrues 12 relevant contact hours annually.

2.    Actively participates in Unit-based education by providing one educational presentation to their peers.

3.    Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the Hospital Information Systems.

4.    Contributes to Unit goals as demonstrated by scheduling flexibility to assist in covering patient care need.

5.    Actively participates in assuring JC/AHCA Standards are compliant for own Nursing Unit as evidenced by no contingencies or recommendations for the Unit.

6.    Resolves conflict in a professional manner with other team members.

7.    Active involvement in the development of new team members.



•       CEN

•       TNCC



•         ADN



•         BSN




•         Valid Florida RN’s licensure

•         ACLS

•         PALS

•         BLS

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

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