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AdventHealth Advanced Technician II – Pediatric Emergency Department – East Orlando in Orlando, Florida

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Advanced Technician II – Pediatric Emergency Department – East Orlando

AdventHealth East Orlando seeks to hire an Advanced Technician II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

AdventHealth East Orlando, a 293-bed full service community hospital that serves as one of AdventHealth’s seven satellite facilities, became part of the AdventHealth system in 1990. At AdventHealth East Orlando, we strive to improve our patients’ quality of life through a holistic approach to health care — mind, body and spirit — while remaining at the forefront of medical innovation. During the past ten years, we’ve invested more than $122 million in facility improvements to serve the growing community. Among the recent additions and openings, we have an expanded emergency room, a center for Medical Simulation and Education, a Children’s Emergency Center, a Renovated Cancer Institute, and a new 40-bed inpatient nursing unit. The hospital is also home to the AdventHealth Orthopaedic Institute at East Orlando as well as a comprehensive urology program..

Department Profile:

The Pediatric Emergency Department at The AdventHealth East Orlando is a 12 bed unit focused on extending the Healing Ministry of Christ to pediatric emergency patients by delivering high quality, patient-centric care. The Children’s ED has 24/7 RN coverage and is staffed by pediatric-trained emergency physicians and mid-level providers. The Children’s ED is closely linked with the adult ED at East Orlando but will function as a separate entity.

Work Hours/Shifts:

7:00am – 7:00pm; 3/12s

Job Summary:

The Advanced Technician II 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 AdventHealth 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:

  • Completion of a paramedic program, LPN (if hired prior to 3/31/14), or registered nurse program

  • Trauma Nurse Care Course (TNCC) (Preferred)

  • Monitor Tech cross-training (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Valid Florida State Licensure as a Paramedic OR

  • Current valid State of Florida or multistate license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (if hired prior to 03/31/14) OR

  • Licensed as an RN in the state of Florida (awaiting RN position availability – up to 120 days) OR

  • Licensed as an RN in another state (awaiting Florida RN License – up to 90 days)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course ENPC (not applicable to 5490, 6162, 6780 and 7500 Adults only transport)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • 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.

  • Transports unmonitored patient to inpatient departments as needed, transports stable (no blood infusion drips or no oxygen > 50%) monitored patients to PCU/med-tele, or accompanies 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 Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You (AIDET), keeping patients informed, providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, and 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.

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 Advanced Technician II opportunity with AdventHealth East Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Advanced Technician II, Advanced Tech, East Orlando

Job: Paramedic / EMT

Primary Location: US-FL-Orlando

Position Location East Orlando

Organization AdventHealth Central Florida

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day

Job Level Staff / Associate

Education Level Non Degree Program

Travel No

Job Posting Apr 19, 2019, 5:44:50 PM

Req ID: 279584

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

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