Paramedic Full Time Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/20/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Emergency Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth North Pinellas

Job 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.
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.

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