Registered Nurse IV Services

Lifespan Corporation Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 months ago

Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Manager (or designee) this position is responsible for assessment and troubling-shooting all IV Access devices. Providing care to the following patients with:

Peripheral IV (all age groups) Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Midlines and Intraosseous infusion system (I-O) for both Adult and Geriatric. Duties include (under supervision) Five or more successful PICC catheter insertions I-O Midline catheters and peripheral IV (INT) catheters.

To act as a resource and consultant for staff with regard to IV devices and products

Responsibilities:

PICC Midline and peripheral IV insertions

Magnetic tracking device w/ EKG interpretation for PICC tip confirmation

Ultrasound / Visualization

Placement of Intraosseous Infusion System

Collection of data for analysis and best practice

Participation in department quality assessment program

Trouble-shooting: evaluates plans and implements interventions for solving IV related patient care problems: including use of de-clotting agent for Central Venous Catheters

Provides IV therapy instruction and/or information to nursing staff students physicians patients and their families.

Participates in research and quality improvement studies related to IV devices.

Keeps current on advances in IV devices and therapies.

Participates in the Shadowing Program offered by the IV Team

Meets with sales representative to evaluate new products or discuss product capabilities or deficiencies.

Allocates resources to meet patient/staff requests for IV line placements resolves complications with IV lines and educational issues.

Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to determine appropriate IV access

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred

Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the caring process.

Certification by a National Organization within two years of employment in the IVT Department: Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and or Association for Vascular Access (VA-BC)

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Four years of clinical Medical / Surgical

Current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider

Effective communication skills and ability to multi-task

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Certification for PICC and Midline line insertion Certification for PICC and Midline line insertions are offered through the Hospital under the direction of a Registered Nurse currently certified in PICC and Midline line insertions.

This requires demonstrated knowledge of anatomy and physiology of central line placement and peripheral vasculature; aseptic technique and ultrasound usage.

Successful insertion of five or more PICC Catheters under supervision; and knowledge of care and maintenance of catheters

Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy related to central line placements and peripheral vasculature;

Aseptic technique

Experience with trouble-shooting all central line catheters

Knowledge of Ultrasound abilities and usage

Knowledge of Magnetic tracking and ECG interpretation for catheter tip position

Knowledge of care and maintenance of all central venous access catheters

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Visual and aural ability to monitor patient status.

Physical ability to assist in lifting and positioning patients.

Exposed to patient care environment.

Physical ability for extensive walking carrying a 2-3 lb satchel of IV Equipment

Ability to push / pull travel carts containing all IV equipment

Ability to communicate clearly and confidently

Ability to not only work independently but also within a team

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Full Time

Shift: 2

Union: UNAP



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