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)
- 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.
- 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.