Emergency Department Advanced Technician
Florida Hospital Apopka seeks to hire an Emergency Department Advanced Technician who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Florida Hospital Apopka Facility Profile:
Florida Hospital Apopka is just 12 miles northwest of Orlando, with a small, yet advanced, 50-bed campus. Florida Hospital Apopka offers employees a flexible and supportive environment that allows for hands-on experience as part of a closely connected staff that feels more like family. The size of our facility promotes a welcoming environment, where you can get to know your peers, the support staff, and our leadership team.
Apopka Department Profile:
Our Apopka Emergency Department is based on a true interdisciplinary patient care model, with a holistic healing environment. We see approximately 100 patients a day and we work very closely together. We are proud of the team/family environment.
As an Emergency Department Advanced Technician you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere.
The Advanced Technician performs patient care under the direction of and as assigned by the Charge nurse, registered nurse and/or physician or their designee.
Performs general clinical, non-clinical and clerical services necessary to expedite the efficient functioning of the nursing unit consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures.
Utilizes age-specific competencies in the care of all patient populations.
Adheres to the
corporate compliance plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge Skills, Education & Experience Required:
PALS or ENPC (not applicable to 5490, 6162, 6780 and 7500 Adults only transport)
EMT-P or RN
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Completion of a paramedic program or registered nurse program
Certified by the state of Florida as an EMT-Paramedic,
Licensed as an RN in the state of Florida (awaiting RN position availability – up to 120 days),
Licensed as an RN in another state (awaiting Florida RN License – up to 90 days)
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program booklet.
Attaches 12 lead EKG’s and completes test before giving strip to physician on duty.
Initiates cardiac monitoring, and performs venipuncture for testing. Initiates cardiac monitoring, demonstrates ability to detect dysrhythmias and notifies the assigned nurse or charge nurse of abnormalities.
Initiates oxygen therapy as directed by RN or Physician.
Inserts peripheral IV’s, hangs IV fluid without medication and maintains prescribed IV flow rates.
Observes and documents condition of infusion site.
Removes IV Lines as directed by RN.
Transportation of unmonitored patient to inpatient departments as needed, transportation of stable (no blood infusion drips or no oxygen
50%) monitored patient to PCU/med-tele, or accompany RN to transport patient to specialty units.
Assists physician or RN with procedures and exams; i.e. set up and clean up for sutures, pelvic exams, lumbar punctures, application of orthopedic splints and casting, etc.
Applies slings, sling-n-swathe, finger splints, application of dressings, etc. Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
Is a customer service champion as demonstrated by AIDET, keeping patients informed,
providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, & concern, demonstrating a sense of urgency, advocating for pain management, and ensuring that patients can get help at any time.
Performs hourly rounding on patients to keep them informed and to ensure that the patients have call bells, pillows, blankets as needed, that care givers names are on the boards (applicable campuses), and that patient and family needs are exceeded.
Maintains (room and work area organization and stocking levels) per 5 S principles.
Maintains rooms and work area cleanliness.
Performs accurate order entry.
Manages phone calls, notifies physician of all back results, orders diets, etc.
Relieves HUC as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.
Paramedic does not:
perform skills that according to state and hospital policy are to be perfomed by the RN only, perform assessment, add IV additives to IV fluids, administer any oral, subcutaneous, topical, IM, or IV medications, hang blood components, sign off doctor’s orders to give report, change rates of any medicated IVF or maintain an independent patient care assignment.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the
Emergency Department Advanced Tech
opportunity with Florida Hospital Apopka and apply online today.
Paramedic / EMT
Staff / Associate
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