Advanced Technician II – Emergency Department – Kissimmee

  • Adventist Health System
  • Kissimmee, FL, USA
  • Jan 11, 2018

Job Description

Advanced Technician II - Emergency Department - Kissimmee
Florida Hospital Kissimmee seeks to hire Advanced Technician II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Florida Hospital Kissimmee is an 83-bed community-focused hospital, conveniently located near Walt Disney World. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents and visitors of Osceola and Orange Counties. Florida Hospital Kissimmee has recently expanded to include a new medical office building, patient tower, and new main entrance.

Department Profile:
Our Emergency Department is located in one of the fastest-growing communities in Osceola County, close to Walt Disney World entertainment complex and local attractions. The unit consists of 15 monitored beds, along with 7 extended care monitored beds, and the local area's only Chest Pain Center. We see over 34,000 patients each year, serving all age groups with the best in community-based acute, medical and surgical care. The department also utilizes LEAN principles in an effort to promote safe and efficient throughput.

Work Hours/Shifts:
3/12's; 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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 Florida Hospital 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
  • Monitor Tech cross-training (preferred)
  • TNCC (preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Licensed by the State of Florida as a Paramedic, OR li>
  • Licensed in the state of Florida as an LPN (if hired prior to 03/31/14)
  • 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)
  • ACLS
  • PALS or ENPC (not applicable to 5490, 6162, 6780 and 7500 Adults only transport)

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork 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 Paramedic does not: perform skills that according to state and hospital policy are to be performed 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 Florida Hospital Kissimmee and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
ER, Emergency, Technician, Kissimmee