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AdventHealth Paramedic Full Time Days in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Description

Paramedic AdventHealth North Pinellas

Location Address: 1395 S Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth North Pinellas

  • Great Culture

  • Top Quality outcomes

  • Nurse Excellence Committee (NEC)/Governance

  • Leadership is accessible

  • Located on the Gulf of Mexico

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time Days

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.

  • Section C: Implementation:

  • Direct patient care is provided in a safe and skillful manner.

  • 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.

  • Priorities are established/managed according to triage and acuity of patient as evidenced by observations of the Registered Nurse.

  • 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.

  • Adheres to current policies and procedures as reflected by peer review.

  • Hospital goals are supported by:

  • 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.

  • Identifies own learning needs, plans for self -growth and maintains present certification.

  • Demonstrates technical skills needed to provide direct care for the neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient as evidenced by yearly successful completion of unit specific competency skills.

  • Contributes to Unit goals, as demonstrated by scheduling flexibility, to assist in covering patient care needs.

  • Resolves conflict in a professional manner with other team members as evidenced by no more than one unresolved conflict in a year.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the Hospital Information System.

  • Contributes to Department of Nursing goals as demonstrated by active participation on one Nursing Committee/team annually.

  • Actively participates in assuring JCAHO/AHCA/EMTALA Standards are compliant for own

  • Nursing Unit as evidenced by no contingencies/recommendations for the unit.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • 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.

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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