AdventHealth RN Geriatric Emergency Dept full time days Sebring Heartland FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/23/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    3/23/2020
  • Job ID:
    20001975
  • Job Family
    Nursing
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Job Description


Description

RN ED Geriatric AdventHealth Sebring

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring

?       Faith Based & Mission driven Facility

?       Largest Employer in the County

?       Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida?s oldest State Park

?       Close knit community with a home town family feel

?       2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

Work Hours/Shift:

Full time days

You Will Be Responsible For:

 GEM Consult Consists of:

Clinical assessment

o Delirium: Brief Confusion Assessment Method

o Dementia: Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire

o Gait Instability: Timed Up and Go Test

o Functional Status: Katz Activities of daily Living

o Polypharmacy

Communication of GEM Assessment by GEM Liaison to ED Physician

Communication of findings/plan of care by GEM Liaison to Primary Care Physician, as needed

Care coordination between Case Management, Social Work, Home Health, Department of Aging, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Palliative Care, Geriatrics. 

Communication of findings/plan of care by GEM Liaison to patient/family after discussion with ED Physician and PCP. 

Patient callbacks with 24 hours if patient is discharged. 

Documentation in medical record of basic findings of GEM Consult

Any acute medical care issues will be handled by the ED team (Physician and APP) NOT the GEM Liaison. 

Indications for GEM Consults

If patient is a potential 30-day readmission

If patient is a potential 72-hour revisit to the ED with admission

By request of ED Physician

A triage ISAR score of 2 or greater or positive PERILS score by EMS. 

GEM consults will be provided 24 hours / day when census permits

Other geriatric-specific care activities as assigned by the GEM Team Leader

Work as an ED RN at least 8 hours each month to enhance skill set. 

Utilize the nursing process to provide quality care to the patient.

Identifies and initiates patient care requirements in collaboration with triage, nursing assessment and physician order(s).

Establish a personal rapport with patients and other persons involved in understanding the care requirements.

Provide a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

Promotes patient independence by establishing patient care goals and includes education to the patient, friends, and family that will support health promotion.

Ensures quality of care by:

o adhering to patient care standards

o compliance with core measures as measured by the organization

o measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards

o adherence to care standards set forth by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing body/agency regulations.

Resolves patient concerns by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

Maintain a safe and clean work environment by ascertaining all aspects of patient care.

Protect the health of patients, families, and employees by adhering to all infection-control policies.

Initiates protocols and administers medication in accordance with regulations as indicated by the organization.

Completes documentation per organizational and/or department specific policy.

Ensure the safe and efficient use of equipment; troubleshooting malfunctions and following procedures for repair.

Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Basic computer knowledge
Commitment to purposeful hourly rounding

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Experience with computerized documentation


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Complete arrhythmia test or course within ninety days
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (must be maintained current)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
2 to 3 years of Emergency Department experience
Geriatric Nursing Certification
TNCC 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current Florida state Registered Nurse licensure
Current American Heart Association BLS certification
American Heart Association PALS or ENPC certification


 LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED

Job Summary
 The GEM (RN) is accountable for coordinating the efforts of the multidisciplinary treatment team for the patients under his/her care.  The GEM RN is accountable for administering, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the nursing process in the provision of care; and will strive to maintain and improve patient outcomes.  

The GEM RN is responsible for acting as a role model for the mission and patient promise of AdventHealth Heartland.  She/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.  S/he critically evaluates evidence for application to clinical practice in his / her area of practice. 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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