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RN/VASCULAR ACCESS

Company: Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Responsibilities POSITION SUMMARY: The Vascular Access Service RN (VAS RN) Provides safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Provides professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times. The purpose of the Vascular Access Service is to both insert and maintain advanced vascular access. Advanced vascular access is defined as vascular access which is not normally associated with regular duties of an RN. Such access includes, but is not limited to: difficult peripheral IV access, midline access and/or other ultrasound guided peripheral vascular access, and PICC insertion. The VAS RN serves as the primary educator of and advocate for proper insertion, maintenance, use, and selection of any central venous access. To this end, they will collaborate with both nurses and providers (physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, etc.) to ensure appropriate vascular access is selected for their patients. Also, the VAS RN will provide regular dressing changes on any and all advanced vascular access lines. All of the above duties will be provided in accordance with all state and federal regulations as well as all accepted standards as provided by any expert organization in this field. In addition to the above requirements, the VAS RN will provide their services in accordance with those outlined in the job description for an RN within this organization. Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference. Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMER Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means. Qualifications EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program. Current state nursing license or permit to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility. Ongoing compliance with demonstration of clinically pertinent competencies as determined by the facility. BLS upon hire if no ACLS, ACLS and PALS within 90days, and maintain certification throughout employment. De-escalation training within 90 days of hire; does not require maintaining. Two years' clinical experience as an RN working in one or more of the following areas: Critical Care Medical, Surgical, or Cardiac Adult, Pediatric, or Neonatal Diagnostic Imaging/Special Procedures Nursing Resource Unit Another vascular access service Experience in securing advanced vascular access including, but not limited to: Midline IV insertion Difficult peripheral access PICC insertion Any other means of access deemed appropriate/necessary for the purpose of securing advanced vascular access Obtaining advanced certification in vascular access within one year of hire/transfer and maintaining said certification

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