ED Advanced Tech Lead - Emergency Department - Celebration

  • Adventist Health System
  • Celebration, FL 34747, USA
  • Sep 09, 2017

Job Description

ED Advanced Tech Lead - Emergency Department - Celebration
Florida Hospital seeks to hire an ED Advanced Tech Lead who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital, Florida Hospital Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney's planned community of Celebration, Florida. The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a "living laboratory" of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease.

Department Profile:
The 50-bed Florida Hospital Celebration Health Emergency Department is the busiest in Osceola County. Due to proximity of the tourist attractions, we have many international guests. Communication is key to success here, and is accomplished thanks to a team-oriented staff that works well together and enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced ED. Florida Hospital Celebration Health offers the three levels of ED care - acute, intermediate and fast-track - separate treatment areas for minor and major emergencies.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Full-time: Three 12 hour shifts; 7:00pm to 7:00am

Job Summary:
The ED Advanced Technician Lead, under the direct supervision of the Professional Nurse or Emergency Department Nurse Leader, 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 in the Emergency Department (ED) and hospital administration. Has an active role in ED performance improvement, mainly in supply chain management, and practices change implementation by ensuring all Advance Tech's II and III understand and implement standard clinical practice changes. The Lead Technician works with ED Leadership to provide orientation and direction for ED technician staff. The Lead Technician 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:
  • Graduate of a Paramedic program
  • One year Emergency department or Pre-Hospital Paramedic experience
  • Ability to identify customer service needs
  • Leadership ability, creativity, initiative, and self-direction
  • Knowledge of excellent clinical patient care, frequent patient rounding, assisting with procedures, initiates protocols and effective communication skills with all staff
  • Formal and informal leadership and/or teaching skills
  • General knowledge and computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Associate of Science degree in EMS, Fire Science, or graduate of a two-year Paramedic program (Preferred)
  • At least 6 months of supervisor experience in a Hospital or in an EMS field (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of Cerner and FirstNet computer system (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Current, valid state of Florida Paramedic license or National Registry Paramedic license
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • Critical Care Paramedic program completion (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital's core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork.
  • Provides patient care as a team member by performing patient care tasks, such as, EKGs, vitals, stocking rounding, transport, patient experience, assisting with procedures, relieving HUC, ordering supplies and treatments and documenting them under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Exhibits desire to learn and upgrade skills. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit. Follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) isolation guidelines, appropriately uses personal protective equipment (PPE), performs handwashing according to policy and enforces safety regulations. Cares for patients of all ages and conditions.
  • Completes evaluation of ED Tech's job performance with Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager (NM/ANM).
  • Identifies educational opportunities for the ED Technician staff and assists in implementing scheduling and the learning process.
  • Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Accurately documents and monitors activities as needed. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.
  • Schedules orientation and selects preceptor for new hire ED Techs with Educator.
  • Serves as a Field Training Officer (FTO) in daily job functions, as needed.
  • Orders supplies and equipment and ensures equipment is functioning correctly.
  • Maintains supply par levels, lean method of sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain (5 S) of all supplies and teaches other ED Techs to do the same.
  • Serves as a customer service champion as per the AIDET (which stands for Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration and Explain). Keeps patients informed, provides information and updates to patients, apologizes for waits, cares for patients, exhibits compassion, & concern, expresses a sense of urgency, advocates for pain management, and ensures 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 and that patient and family needs are exceeded.

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 ED Advanced Tech Lead opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Clinical Tech, Emergency Department, Advanced Tech