A Vascular Access RN is a Registered Nurse, operating within their scope of practice, who has expertise and certification
in Vascular Access. The nursing position is responsible for vascular assessment and placement of the appropriate
vascular access device which would include: PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) Lines, Mid-Lines and
peripheral lines. The RN is responsible to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care to the specific group of
healthcare comsumers who require vascular access devices to further their care across the continuum. The RN will
function as part of a Vascular Access Team
Follow the nursing process which includes: assessment, plan, implement and evaluate patients who
require vascular access device (VAD) placement.
Demonstrates the assessment skills necessary to assess the patient's vasculature, medical history and
plan of care for each patient and ultimnately choosing the appropriate device.
Placing adult VAD's: PICC, Midline or Peripheral IV lines.
Troubleshooting complications of VAD's to assist nursing staff, acting as a resource in vascular line
maintenance, dressing, and de-clotting.
Collaborate with providers to discuss appropriate placement of VAD's
Obtains informed consent for PICC line insertion.
Provides patient teaching regarding PICC, Mid-lines care and maintenance.
EMR documentation of assessment and placement of VAD's.
Expertise in sterile techinique and time-out procedures.
Monitors quality metrics surrounding PICC line insertion, care and maintenance.
Maintain knowledge and competency level through continuing education related to vascular access
and infusion therapy.
Achieves and maintains certification in Vascular Access (VA-BC) within 2 years of hire, and on-going
continued education to maintain certification.
Preferred experience with ultrasound guided IV placement, VAD's and infusion therapy.
Other duties as assigned by management
Active RN licensure in the state of Nebraska and Iowa, or nursing licensure compact.
Basic life support if required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing
bodies and certifications include the following: Amaerican Heart Association.
Valid Driver's license (travel to other hospitals), personal vehicle required.
Certification in Vascular Access (VA-BC) required within 2 years of hire.
BSN or BSN must be obtained within 5 years of hire
3 years experience in acute care required. Knowledge of current
nursing practice, in particular, vascular access, critical thinking skills,
professional verbal and written communication skills,
technical/computer skills, attention to detail, customer service skills,
adaptability, maintain confidentiality.