The Vascular Access nurse assesses patients for appropriate vascular access intervention working in conjunction with the rest of the care team members to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes and delivers safe, quality care and maximizes patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care for discharge needs and communicates with staff regarding same. Meets the qualifications to provide vascular access care as a member of a reliable, competent Vascular Access Team. Responsible for ensuring the best patient and family experience by optimizing all interactions.
Provides direct patient care for infusion needs and will be responsible for the following tasks:
PICC and midline insertion using ultrasound guidance.
Central line dressing changes
Collaborate with Infection Control Team regarding existing lines to prevent CLABSI
Removal of central lines
Safe and competent peripheral IV access hospital wide (ultrasound guided if needed)
IVAD (mediport) access
Blood draws via central lines including outpatients
Troubleshooting for line issues to ensure no delay of patient care
Administration of TPA for catheter clearance
Patient education regarding line care and maintenance
Staff credentialing for IV placement
GSWB coverage for line placement and troubleshooting
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Hours: Evenings Mon-Thurs (Hours 2pm-10:30pm or 1pm-11:30pm)
On Call: weekends/holidays
Weekends / Holidays: occasional weekend coverage
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.