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ER Paramedic Full Time Days

Req #: 17012927
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Job Category: Emergency Services
Organization: FH North Pinellas
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Description
Work Hours/Shift
Full Time Nights
 
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.
Qualifications
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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