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Care Partner II EMT (ER) FT/Day

Req #: 17008197
Location: Sebring, FL
Job Category: Patient Care
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland

Description

Work Hours/Shifts

   FT / Day

 

Florida Hospital Heartland

 

You will be responsible for:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Maintains current clinical, technical and professional competencies.
    • 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)
  • Performs functions of unit clerk when assigned
    • 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
  • Maintains clinical competency.
    • Attends mandatory hospital in-services and continuing education.
    • Successful completion of annual skills fair.
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

What will you need?

  • 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
  • Certificate of completion CNA, LPN, EMT or Paramedic license or completion of Clinical III rotation in a professional nursing program
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Customer service skills
  • Medical terminology required
  • Basic dysrhythmia interpretation class
  • Previous basic intravenous therapy class (LPN, EMT, Nurse Tech or Paramedic only) required
  • CNA experience, minimum of 1 year or Unit Clerk experience, minimum of 1 year required
  • Previous 12-lead EKG experience preferred
  • Previous EMT or Paramedic experience preferred
  • Vascular sheath pull training/experience (Post-cardiac catheterization recovery) preferred
  • Point of care glucose testing training preferred
  • Florida CNA, LPN, EMT or Paramedic license or completion of Clinical III rotation in a professional nursing program required
  • BLS required
  • 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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