Emergency Room Technician Part Time Nights
Req #: 17014003
Location: Tampa, FL
Job Category: Emergency Services
Organization: Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Potential Referral Bonus: $
Part Time Nights
Florida Hospital Carrollwood
You will be responsible for:
- Introduces self to patient and explains role in their care.
- Calls patient by his or her preferred name.
- Rounds with previous shift staff and receives report on care given to patients.
- Uses a handshake or a touch on the arm.
- Uses the mission, vision, and value statements in delivering your care.
- Includes the following 7 “Patient First” behaviors in the delivery of patient care daily:
- Make the Time: when leaving the bedside ask, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
- Take the Time: Scripted “Welcome”, Orient patient/ and family to treatment area.
- Plan the Time: Inform patients what to expect.
- Explain the Time: explain what you are doing and how it will benefit the patient.
- Account for the Time: apologize and account for delays and use service recovery if necessary.
- Pick the Time and Place: for confidential conversations, venting, personal, etc.
- Thank them for their Time: End on a positive note-inform of what happens next, provide education, and mention patient satisfaction survey.
- Demonstrating a supportive learning attitude.
- Exhibiting flexibility.
- Being open to change.
- Sensitive to department and hospital-wide needs.
- Effectively participates in conflict resolution/problem solving.
- Promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge, and transfer.
- Demonstrates awareness of factors by all of the following:
- Correct utilization of Pyxis system for supplies.
- Returns dirty equipment to supply room when not in use.
- Complies with decisions made for staffing adjustments (i.e. floating).
- Provides care to patients in accordance with standards of care:
- Provides assistance with basic hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living
- Turning and repositioning patient according to policy.
- Uses techniques to prevent skin shearing when moving patients.
- Notifies nurse if skin breakdown observed.
- Urine specimen collection and documentation.
- Performs splinting. Performs pre and post splinting checks and documents
- Inserts IV catheters in peripheral veins, installs locks, and applies dressing and documents per hospital policy.
- Provides correctly adjusted crutches, instructs patient on crutch walking and documents.
- Removes Urinary Catheters and documents.
- Reports observations to nurse.
- Performs simple clean dressing changes and documents.
- Performs accucheks and hemocults per hospital procedure and documents if credentialed.
- Discontinues Nasogastric tubes, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy and Documents on patient record.
- Removes peripheral IV catheters, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy.
- Observes site and notifies nurse of condition.
- Documents on patient record.
- Performs unit based phlebotomy for patient lab tests and documents.
- Empties Foley bags.
- Documents on patient record
- Transports patients, medical records, and equipment to destinations within scheduled time frames, observing correct techniques.
- Assists in positioning, lifting, and ambulating patients, using appropriate safety precautions and body mechanics.
- Rounds frequently on patients in assigned area.
- Answers call lights in a timely manner.
- Communicates patient requests, problems or concerns to the nurse.
- Weighs patients using correct procedure.
- Distributes linen supplies
- Provides water, juice when instructed.
- Assisting with meal set-up.
- Feeding patients within identified restrictions.
- Performs unit errands and returns to the unit promptly when errand completed
- Prioritizes responsibilities and utilizes time effectively to accomplish duties in necessary timeframe.
- Keeps nurse informed when leaving and upon returning to unit.
- Conforms to patient care policy standard for dress code expectations
- Follows hospital policy for patient identification and use of two identifiers 100% of the time for all specimen collections and patient related activities.
- Uses universal precautions 100% of the time.
- Follows identified patient isolation requirements.
- Performs good hand-washing techniques before, during, and after patient care 100% of the time.
- Maintains exemplary clean and uncluttered patient environment.
- Integrates age-specific standards when providing care under the direction of nurse as evidenced by:
- Communicates in appropriate manner for patient level of understanding.
- Maintains safe environment utilizing appropriate equipment and safety devices, based on patient’s age.
- Performs procedures utilizing appropriate sized equipment and age parameters.
- Demonstrates ability to recognize age specific parameters and implement age related care under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
- Supports education by identifying and reporting patient/family responses to information.
- Demonstrates safety in care of patients with restraints:
- Observes that restraints are tied properly.
- Follows protocol for restraint use appropriate for scope of practice.
- Reports any patient behavioral changes to the nurse.
- Assists with patient ADL’s, toileting and feeding.
- Observes and reports to the nurse skin integrity changes associated with restraints.
- Demonstrates responsibility for patient safety related to falls:
- Responds immediately to patient attempting to leave bed.
- Responds to call bells in a timely manner.
- Is proactive in meeting toileting needs of patients.
- Aware of location of Crash Cart and able to initiate CPR if needed.
- Handles dirty linen properly and in accordance with hospital policy.
- Monitoring of patient telemetry with rhythm identification
- Completes all mandatory educational requirements.
- Completes CNA/NT self-study educational packets when offered
- Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and reviews all meeting minutes if meeting is not attended.
- Maintains unit based mandatory requirements (i.e. BCLS).
What will you need?
- Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- High School education or equivalent
- Completion of a formal Aide/Attendant program, or completion of introductory clinical in an approved RN program or completion of an approved EMT course or greater than 2 years clinical experience in an ED tech role.
- Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively.
- Florida State Certification as Nurse Assistant or,
- EMT or Paramedic or, completion of introductory nursing in an approved RN program
- Current BLS/BCLS