Dec 30, 2020

Vascular Access RN

  • IV Access, INC
  • Remote (Orlando, FL, USA)
Contractor Other

Job Description

Job Title: Vascular Access Nurse

Job Summary: We are seeking a PICC Nurse to join our team! You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and line placement of assigned patients.

Supervision:Reports to- Peggy Gotte (CEO) and Melanie Huerlander (DON)

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patients with difficult access or need for long term IV therapy for appropriate vascular access device.
  • Works with staff nurses, physicians, case mangers and other team members to insure early assessment for VAD selection and implementation.
  • Participates in education with Vascular Access education with patient, family member and staff.
  • Reviews physicians order.
  • Obtains consent.
  • Reviews medical records for any contraindications of peripheral vascular access.
  • Determines the best vascular access device for the patient based on medications, current access stays, diagnoses, length of IV therapy and etc.
  • Places said vascular access device, (PICC, Midline, Peripheral) or recommends alternate means of access.
  • Reports directly to patients primary nurse and charge nurse or physician, if necessary.
  • Troubleshoots difficult complications of VAD's or assists staff in troubleshooting.
  • Declot VAD's or assists staff as a resource in declotting.
  • Places difficult peripheral IV's with or without ultrasound as needed.
  • Provides staff education on:
  • Care and management
  • Complication management
  • Document completed and accurately in the patients permanent medical record.
  • Requests further clarification of unclear orders. Seeks assistance from supervisors when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Valid RN license
  • Valid PICC credentials & competencies
  • Valid CPR
  • Competency in the placement of PICC lines
  • High level skills in critical thinking and assessment related to vascular access device selection
  • High level clinical communication skills with physicians and other clinical staff
  • Willingness to maintain and improve knowledge level related to vascular access with seminars, magazines and books.

Career Level

Registered Nurse