ED Advanced Technician III – Emergency Department – Lake Mary
Lake Mary seeks to hire an ED Advanced Technician who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,675-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of nine hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for over 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Advanced Technician III performs patient care under the direction of and as assigned by the charge nurse or ANM, and/or physician or their designee. Performs general clinical, non-clinical duties necessary to expedite the efficient functioning of the nursing unit consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures. Initiates Advanced Technician III protocols, and 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.
Associate of Science (AS) degree in EMS or Fire Science (Preferred)
Critical care paramedic program completion (Preferred)
Current valid State of Florida license as a Paramedic
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
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
At the direction of the RN, ED Physician or Advanced Practice Provider:
Gathers objective patient information
Initiates ED Advanced Technician III protocols, i.e., limited lab, radiology and medications.
Initiates oxygen therapy protocols.
Completes 12-Lead EKG.
Initiates cardiac monitoring, detects dysrhythmias and notifies RN.
Inserts peripheral IV's, hangs IV fluid without medication and maintains IV flow rates. Observes and documents condition of infusion site. Removes IV lines as directed by RN.
Transports patients to inpatient observation departments as per FH Policy 100.522.
Assists 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, appropriately uses PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
Acts as a customer service champion utilizing AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You) keeping patients informed, providing information, updating patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion concern, and 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 the patients have call bells, pillows and blankets as needed, that caregivers' names are on the boards (applicable campuses), and that patient and family needs are exceeded.
At the direction of the ED Physician or Advanced Practice Provider: Performs accurate order entry Administers ACLS medications when physician present at bedside Executes verbal order for medications and treatments limited to protocols.
Advanced Technician III does not: perform skills that, according to state and hospital policy, are to be performed by the RN only; perform assessments; add IV additives to IV fluids; hang blood components; sign off doctors' orders; 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 ED Advanced Technician opportunity with Lake Mary and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to ...heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.