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Geriatric Registered Nurse Emergency Room Full-Time Days

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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has provided faith-based, whole person care to our community for more than 30 years. This means we build trust, create belonging and deliver hope, thereby extending the healing ministry of Christ, when caring for our patients. Our 139-bed facility includes an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Heart Institute, Primary Stroke Center, emergency department, state-of-the-art operating rooms, Bone & Joint Center, Simpson Breast Health Center and the area’s only Obstetrics Program, The Baby Place, offering family-centered maternity care. Other special services include, a Center for Wound Healing,  CREATION® Health Wellness Center, CREATION® Health Spa, home health, imaging center, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

 

Awards and Recognition

As a member of Adventist Health System, we have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award five years in a row for having one of the most engaged and best performing workforces in the world. We have also achieved HIMSS Level 6 for our electronic medical record adoption.  In addition, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a recognized Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.  The hospital has received the American Heart Association’s, Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus and the American Stroke Association’s, Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus quality awards.

Community Description

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is located in in East Pasco County, about 50 miles northeast of Tampa. Because it is part of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, the area has excellent schools and easy access to metropolitan amenities, including international airports, fine dining, professional and collegiate athletics, shopping, amusement parks, arts and theatre. Pasco County is also part of Florida’s Nature Coast, which includes numerous hiking trails, parks, beaches and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

 

 

Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.


GENERAL SUMMARY:

The GEM RN is accountable for coordinating the efforts of the multidisciplinary treatment team for the patients under his/her care.  The GEM RN is accountable for administering, supervising, coordinating and evaluating the nursing process in the provision of care and will strive to maintain and improve patient outcomes. 

 

The GEM RN is responsible for acting as a role model for the mission and patient promise of AdventHealth Zephyrhills.  S/he is accountable for working within the parameters of the Florida Nurse Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, protocols and procedures and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice.  S/he critically evaluates evidence for application to clinical practice in his/her area of practice.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
A triage ISAR score of 2 or greater or positive PERILS score by EMS

GEM Consult Consists of:

·         Clinical assessment

o    Delirium: Brief Confusion Assessment Method

o    Dementia: Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire

o    Gait Instability: Timed Up and Go Test

o    Functional Status: Katz Activities of Daily Living

o    Polypharmacy: and Beer’s List Evaluation

·         Communication of GEM Assessment by GEM Liaison to ED Physician

·         Communication of findings/plan of care by GEM Liaison to Primary Care Physician, as needed

·         Care coordination between Case Management, Social Work, Home Health, Department of Aging, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Palliative Care and Geriatrics

·         Communication of findings/plan of care by GEM Liaison to patient/family after discussion with ED Physician and PCP

·         Patient callbacks with 24 hours if patient is discharged

·         Documentation in medical record of basic findings of GEM Consult

·         Any acute medical care issues will be handled by the ED team (Physician and APP) NOT the GEM Liaison

§  Indications for GEM Consults

·         If patient is a potential 30-day readmission

·         If patient is a potential 72-hour revisit to the ED with admission

·         By request of ED Physician


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

·         Basic computer knowledge

·         Commitment to purposeful hourly rounding


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

·         Experience with computerized documentation


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·         Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

·         Complete arrhythmia test or course within ninety days


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

·         2 – 3 years of Emergency department experience

·         Geriatric nursing certification

·         TNCC

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

·         Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by  endorsement.

·         Current American Heart Association BLS certification

·         Current or completion of NIHSS stroke certification within thirty days

·         American Heart Association PALS or ENPC certification (obtained within 30 days of hire date)

·         Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (must be maintained current)


LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

·         Certified Emergency Nurse certification

·         Certified Geriatric Nurse certification

·         BSN


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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Description Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has provided faith-based, whole person care to our community for more than 30 years. This means we build trust, create be

Description

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has provided faith-based, whole person care to our community for more than 30 years. This means we build trust, create belonging and deliver hope, thereby extending the healing ministry of Christ, when caring for our patients. Our 139-bed facility includes an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Heart Institute, Primary Stroke Center, emergency department, state-of-the-art operating rooms, Bone & Joint Center, Simpson Breast Health Center and the area’s only Obstetrics Program, The Baby Place, offering family-centered maternity care. Other special services include, a Center for Wound Healing,  CREATION® Health Wellness Center, CREATION® Health Spa, home health, imaging center, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

 

Awards and Recognition

As a member of Adventist Health System, we have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award five years in a row for having one of the most engaged and best performing workforces in the world. We have also achieved HIMSS Level 6 for our electronic medical record adoption.  In addition, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a recognized Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.  The hospital has received the American Heart Association’s, Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus and the American Stroke Association’s, Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus quality awards.

Community Description

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is located in in East Pasco County, about 50 miles northeast of Tampa. Because it is part of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, the area has excellent schools and easy access to metropolitan amenities, including international airports, fine dining, professional and collegiate athletics, shopping, amusement parks, arts and theatre. Pasco County is also part of Florida’s Nature Coast, which includes numerous hiking trails, parks, beaches and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

 

 

Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.


GENERAL SUMMARY:

The GEM RN is accountable for coordinating the efforts of the multidisciplinary treatment team for the patients under his/her care.  The GEM RN is accountable for administering, supervising, coordinating and evaluating the nursing process in the provision of care and will strive to maintain and improve patient outcomes. 

 

The GEM RN is responsible for acting as a role model for the mission and patient promise of AdventHealth Zephyrhills.  S/he is accountable for working within the parameters of the Florida Nurse Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, protocols and procedures and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice.  S/he critically evaluates evidence for application to clinical practice in his/her area of practice.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
A triage ISAR score of 2 or greater or positive PERILS score by EMS

GEM Consult Consists of:

·         Clinical assessment

o    Delirium: Brief Confusion Assessment Method

o    Dementia: Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire

o    Gait Instability: Timed Up and Go Test

o    Functional Status: Katz Activities of Daily Living

o    Polypharmacy: and Beer’s List Evaluation

·         Communication of GEM Assessment by GEM Liaison to ED Physician

·         Communication of findings/plan of care by GEM Liaison to Primary Care Physician, as needed

·         Care coordination between Case Management, Social Work, Home Health, Department of Aging, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Palliative Care and Geriatrics

·         Communication of findings/plan of care by GEM Liaison to patient/family after discussion with ED Physician and PCP

·         Patient callbacks with 24 hours if patient is discharged

·         Documentation in medical record of basic findings of GEM Consult

·         Any acute medical care issues will be handled by the ED team (Physician and APP) NOT the GEM Liaison

§  Indications for GEM Consults

·         If patient is a potential 30-day readmission

·         If patient is a potential 72-hour revisit to the ED with admission

·         By request of ED Physician


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

·         Basic computer knowledge

·         Commitment to purposeful hourly rounding


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

·         Experience with computerized documentation


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·         Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

·         Complete arrhythmia test or course within ninety days


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

·         2 – 3 years of Emergency department experience

·         Geriatric nursing certification

·         TNCC

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

·         Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by  endorsement.

·         Current American Heart Association BLS certification

·         Current or completion of NIHSS stroke certification within thirty days

·         American Heart Association PALS or ENPC certification (obtained within 30 days of hire date)

·         Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (must be maintained current)


LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

·         Certified Emergency Nurse certification

·         Certified Geriatric Nurse certification

·         BSN


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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AdventHealth Zephyrhills and Dade City

About the area
Built around pure water, healthy living, recreation and a family-friendly culture, residents of Zephyrhills and Dade City have the best of small-town living with access to big city amenities. As part of the Tampa Bay community, residents are just a short drive away from a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment options. In addition, residents are close to major theme parks, some of Florida’s best beaches, and the nation’s first seven-and-a-half acre crystal blue swimming pool.




Our Culture

What is the culture like at AdventHealth
We have a friendly, Christian culture that inspires us to care for patients with uncommon compassion and uncompromising excellence. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God with an inseparable connection between mind, body and spirit, our focus goes beyond treating illness toward helping people achieve optimal well-being so they can enjoy happy, healthy lives. This same philosophy of care is extended to our team members through personal interactions (team lunches, huddles, and prayer) and professional resources (ongoing education, comprehensive benefits, and employee wellness program) to help you be your best and provide the best possible care.




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