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Care Partner II (ER) PRN/Evening

Req #: 17008195
Location: Sebring, FL
Job Category: Patient Care
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland

Description
Work Hours/Shifts
 PRN / Evenings
 
Florida Hospital Heartland
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center has provided faith-based, whole person care to the community for more than 65 years. That means we take into consideration the mind, body and spirit when designing each of our services and developing personalized treatment plans for patients. In addition to offering all-private rooms, our campus includes a comprehensive fitness center, community education center, and resource library to help community members achieve optimal health. We also house the area’s largest hospital-based laboratory, radiology services, and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities.
 
You will be responsible for:
  1. Assists in the patient/family care using established techniques with the multidisciplinary team.
    • Follows the principals of AIDET in all patient and family interactions.
    • Assists the patient with activities of daily living as ordered by the physician
    • Distributes food trays to patients. Assists patient with tray preparation and feeding as required.
    • Maintains the patient's environment in manner that promotes cleanliness, patient comfort and patient safety.
    • Responds to patient call lights/bells, cares for the needs of the patient according to her/his skill level.
    • Prepares the room to receive a new admission: zeros the bed scale, personal care items, linen, vital sign equipment, etc.
    • Welcomes new admission, orients patient to room.
    • Transfers patients from beds onto gurneys or into wheelchairs with assistance of other patient care personnel when required.
    • Ensures patient and personal safety by following proper lifting and patient transporting techniques.
    • Provides patients with fresh water at established intervals
    1. Documents in the patient’s medical record:
      • Data for assessment of patient/family needs in relation to care, condition, and education.
      • Interventions and response to treatment.
      • Personal care, intake and output, vital signs and weights.
      1. Performs patient care as delegated following hospital policies.
        • Participates in the patient/family care, utilizing established techniques as part of the multidisciplinary team
        • Incorporates principles of infection control, fire & safety, and biohazardous waste handling into daily routines.
        • Promptly reports changes in patients’ status to the appropriate RN/LPN promptly.
        • Recognizes emergency situations and acts appropriately.
        • Collects patient specimens (urine, stool, sputum), labels at bedside comparing two unique patient identifiers, and send to lab for analysis according to protocol and communicate to nurse.
        • Performs venipunctures, establishes intravenous sites, and performs point of care testing in accordance with hospital policies (Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Nurse Tech)
        • Maintains aseptic technique during sterile procedure setup, demonstrating knowledge of infection control practices.
        • Assists in application of immobilization devices
        • Chaperones procedures
        • Accepts responsibility for one’s own professional standards.
        • Accepts responsibility for one’s own actions by initiating the incident report mechanisms
        • Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings annually.
        • Attends mandatory hospital in-services annually.
        • Complies with departmental, divisional and hospital policies and standards.
        • Demonstrates awareness of the rising costs of healthcare and implements budgetary containment measures.
        • Maintains equipment in its proper working condition; identifies malfunctioning equipment and takes appropriate action.
        • Seeks and accepts constructive criticism and implements actions designed for self-improvement.
        • Assists in the organization and operations of the unit via guidelines, policy, and procedures.
        • Performs ordered 12-lead electrocardiogram as directed by RN (ED only)
        • Prepares and maintains patients medical records from admission through discharge to facilitate organization, completeness and accuracy of the records system for the unit
        • Monitors physician orders to assist medical/nursing staff to assure prompt, efficient timely care of all patients.
        • Manages unit supplies, activities, time and other resources in cost effective manner to reduce waste
        • Maintains functional knowledge and seeks to improve competency in the area of responsibility.
        • Maintains accurate focus on communication
        • Attends mandatory hospital in-services and continuing education.
        • Successful completion of annual skills fair.
        • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
 

·    Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.

·    Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.

·    Personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, integrity, respect,  sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.

·    Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.

·    Critical thinking / problem solving skills

·    Teamwork, tact and conflict resolution

·    Organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills

·    Performs accurate documentation within the electronic medical record

 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • EMT or Paramedic
  • Basic computer skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Basic dysrhythmia interpretation class
  • Previous basic intravenous therapy class (LPN, EMT, Nurse Tech or Paramedic only)
  • CNA experience, minimum of 1 year or Unit Clerk experience, minimum of 1 year
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
  • Previous 12-lead EKG experience
  • Previous EMT or Paramedic experience
  • Vascular sheath pull training/experience (Post-cardiac catheterization recovery)
  • Point of care glucose testing training
 
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
 
  • Florida LPN, EMT or Paramedic license
  • BLS - condition of employment
  • CPI prior to or within 6 months of employment (Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit)
 

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