AdventHealth Paramedic Emergency Room PRN Variable Shifts in Zephyrhills, Florida
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has provided faith-based, whole person care to our community for more than 30 years. This means we build trust, create belonging and deliver hope, thereby extending the healing ministry of Christ, when caring for our patients. Our 139-bed facility includes an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Heart Institute, Primary Stroke Center, emergency department, state-of-the-art operating rooms, Bone & Joint Center, Simpson Breast Health Center and the area’s only Obstetrics Program, The Baby Place, offering family-centered maternity care. Other special services include, a Center for Wound Healing,CREATION® Health Wellness Center, CREATION® Health Spa, home health, imaging center, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
You will be responsible for
The Paramedic is accountable for performing routine care under the direction of the RN. S/he provides for the comfort of the patient and communicates according to protocol.
The Paramedic is responsible for acting as a role model for the mission, and patient promise of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.S/he is accountable for working within the parameters of the Florida Nurse Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, protocols and procedures; and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
Provides supportive care to patients under the direct supervision of an RN.
Able to ventilate a patient with an ambu-bag and suction patients as needed which must be under the direct supervision of an RN or provider
Performs electrocardiogram within the designated timeframe
Assists patients to unclothe themselves and place patients on the monitor as indicated
Responds to stroke alerts in the ED and safely transports patients as outlined in the policy
Provides and documents treatments and procedures as indicated and within the defined scope of practice
Provides supportive care and comfort by answering patient call lights, anticipating patient needs, and reporting observations to the RN.
Obtains vital signs, weights, intake and output (I &O), and blood sugars.
Maintains cart and supplies on the unit required for daily operations
Participates in purposeful Hourly Rounding.
Adheres to hospital policy addressing standard precautions, safety regulations and guidelines
Provides relief for the Health Unit Coordinator and the Quick Registration Technician
Performs other duties as assigned
What will you need:
Basic computer knowledge
Commitment to purposeful hourly rounding
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
2-3 years of Emergency Department experience
Experience with computerized documentation
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
Completion of High School/GED
Completion of approved C.N.A., EMT or Certified Medical Assistant
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED :
Current Florida State Paramedic licensure.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Basic electrocardiogram course
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
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.