Paramedic Emergency Room Full Time Evenings North Pinellas

Work Hours/Shift
Full-Time Evenings
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
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?
+ Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services appropriate to the age of patients served.
+ Identifies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient.
+ Possess the ability to assess data and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient?s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.
+ Adheres to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures.
+ Assumes direct patient care responsibilities to assigned patients in an efficient, organized manner.
+ Keeps patient rooms and work area safe, uncluttered and neat at all times.
+ Functions as a team member by demonstrating a positive attitude towards all customers: patients, families, employees, physicians and students. Communicates with the patient=s and families on an ongoing basis.
+ Reports all unusual occurrences and changes in patient status to the Registered Nurse.
+ Accepts accountability for professional standards, own competence, and patient outcomes.
+ The Emergency Services Technician demonstrates positive communication skills within the Emergency Room setting, other departments and the general public.
+ The Emergency Services Technician assists the Registered Nurse in appropriate placement of patients via status and infectious or communicable diseases.
+ Participates in unit specific and multi- disciplinary performance improvement activities at the Hospital/unit-based level.
+ Accepts extended responsibilities as deemed necessary by Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse/Nursing Supervisor.
+ 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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