Paramedic – Transportation Department – Orlando – Part Time
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Paramedic who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Florida Hospital Orlando Facility Profile
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Transportation Department is responsible for all patient moves related to discharges, transfers, admissions, diagnostic testing, and specialty treatments, as well as being responsible for the transportation of various materials throughout the hospital. The Transportation Department also provides greeters at the entrances to Ginsburg Tower and Medical Plaza as well as a Driver to service our numerous outlying areas and is comprised of 142 employees delivering 608,000 transports annually on the Orlando Campus. Our mission is to provide exceptional customer service to our patients while ensuring collaboration between all departments we serve to ensure top tier response times and turnaround times.
Part-time (Time Frame: ALL Time Frames available)
(3 /8 hour shifts)
As a Paramedic, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere
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
PALS or ENPC
Completion of a paramedic program, LPN (if hired prior to 3/31/14), or registered nurse program
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required
Certified by the state of Florida as a Paramedic, OR
Licensed in the state of Florida as an LPN (if hired prior to 03/31/14), OR
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)
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 booklet
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.
Transportation of unmonitored patient to inpatient departments as needed, transportation of stable (no blood infusion drips or no oxygen > 50%) monitored patient to PCU/med-tele, or accompany 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.
As a customer service champion as demonstrated by AIDET, keeping patients informed, providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, & 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.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.
Paramedic does not: perform skills that according to state and hospital policy are to be perfomed 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.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.
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 Patient Transporter opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando 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.