Location Address:4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring
Â·Faith Based & Mission driven Facility
Â·Largest Employer in the County
Â·Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Floridaâ™s oldest State Park
Â·Close knit community with a home town family feel
Â·2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast
Full time days
You Will Be Responsible For:
Delirium: Brief Confusion Assessment Method
Dementia: Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
Gait Instability: Timed Up and Go Test
Functional Status: Katz Activities of daily Living
Polypharmacy: 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, 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
A triage ISAR score of 2 or greater or positive PERILS score by EMS.
GEM consults will be provided 24 hours / day when census permits
Other geriatric-specific care activities as assigned by the GEM Team Leader
Work as an ED RN at least 8 hours each month to enhance skill set.
Utilize the nursing process to provide quality care to the patient.
Identifies and initiates patient care requirements in collaboration with triage, nursing assessment and physician order(s).
Establish a personal rapport with patients and other persons involved in understanding the care requirements.
Provide a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
Promotes patient independence by establishing patient care goals and includes education to the patient, friends, and family that will support health promotion.
Ensures quality of care by:
adhering to patient care standards
compliance with core measures as measured by the organization
measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards
adherence to care standards set forth by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing body/agency regulations.
Resolves patient concerns by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Maintain a safe and clean work environment by ascertaining all aspects of patient care.
Protect the health of patients, families, and employees by adhering to all infection-control policies.
Initiates protocols and administers medication in accordance with regulations as indicated by the organization.
Completes documentation per organizational and/or department specific policy.
Ensure the safe and efficient use of equipment; troubleshooting malfunctions and following procedures for repair.
What You Will Need:
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
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (must be maintained current)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
2 - 3 years of Emergency Department experience
Geriatric Nursing Certification
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current Florida state Registered Nurse licensure
Current American Heart Association BLS certification
American Heart Association PALS or ENPC certification
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Certified Emergency Nurse Certification
Certified Geriatric Nurse Certification
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 Heartland. She/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.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.