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Registered Nurse - RN - Vascular Access (Full Time, Night Shift) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - RN - Vascular Access (Full Time, Night Shift)Job Summary

Provides evidence-based vascular access care for pediatric patients that include Intravenous (IV) Access, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line placement & insertion, and dressing changes. Supports nursing units, collaborates with RNs and medical staff, and educates patients and families on the procedure in a compassionate patient and family centered care environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.

Job Specific Duties

* Provides Vascular Access nursing care including Peripheral Intravenous (IV), Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line insertion, placement, monitoring and dressing changes.
* Communicates with the physician or disciplines involved regarding patient's progress, critical findings, changes in the patients' condition, and IV therapy complications and procedure.
* Educates patients and families on Vascular Access procedure, documents the teaching in the Electronic Health Record, and notifies RN and/or physician of any patient/family concerns.
* Assesses all body systems, absence of blood borne infections, surgical site infections, and observes skin integrity for prevention of skin breakdown.
* Follows physician's orders and administers medications. Adheres to the six rights of Medication Administration.
* Plans, implements and documents the plan of care in collaboration with other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care.
* Delegates nursing care based on knowledge of staff qualifications and competency.
* Performs reassessments as per policy, when there is a change in the plan of care or an intervention is performed.
* Assembles medical equipment and supplies for procedure and restocks supplies.
* Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient's electronic health record.
* Promotes an "error free" working environment by consistently providing high-quality, safe care as per hospital policies. Conducts prevention rounding and follows up on identified concerns promptly.
* Assesses all body systems, ensures safe, effective, efficient care delivery with emphasis on the absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls,ouch-free procedural pain and reduction of pain.
* Completes the hand off process at shift change, provides patient information, communicates pending IV's, PICC line insertions, and dressing changes.

Minimum Job Requirements

* RN - Registered Nurse RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
* CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
* Proficient in IV insertion and placement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* BSN Degree or currently enrolled in a BSN program
* American Heart Association PALS preferred
* 1-3 years of nursing experience preferred
* Career Development: National Certification preferably within 5 years of hire
* Pediatric Nursing and/or experience working in an Emergency and/or ICU nursing department preferred
* Experience with PICC Line placement preferred
* Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong time management skills
* Effective verbal and written communication skills
* Computer literate
* Works effectively in a collaborative environment
* Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice
* Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care
* Able to float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service
* On-call assignment per department and hospital policy

Keywords: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami , Registered Nurse - RN - Vascular Access (Full Time, Night Shift) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit, Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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