Vascular Access Specialist - Respiratory Care

Mayo Clinic Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago








Respiratory Care

Position description

The Vascular Access Specialist (VAS), functions as a specialized Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) providing assessment, treatment and monitoring of patients with acute illness or cardiopulmonary compromise. This individual provides support for the equipment necessary in the care of these patients and assists physicians and other medical/surgical support staff in conducting activities necessary for interventions, physiological monitoring and direct patient care. The VAS conducts a variety of invasive, therapeutic and critical monitoring procedures primarily in the critical care setting, to include:

  • Mastery of sterile technique

  • Ultrasound use to include; IV, Arterial Line, CVC insertion and Trans Esophageal Echo

  • Seldinger and Modified Seldinger line insertion technique

  • PICC insertion

  • Insertion, monitoring and troubleshoot of Arterial pressure monitoring lines

  • Set-up, monitor and troubleshoot of all pressure transducing lines

  • Insertion, monitoring and transport of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

  • Removal of femoral CVCs and femoral Sheaths- groin management

  • Primary resource for insertion and monitoring of PA catheters

  • Assist with the insertion and monitoring of Intra-cranial and Lumbar catheters

  • Instruct and monitor Resident's training, of Central Line insertion and sterile technique

  • Safe and appropriate removal of invasive lines and catheters

This individual is a technical and educational resource for patients, family members and other members of the patient care team. The VAS will assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interprets information relative to the patient's age-specific needs.

The VAS must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The VAS will be competent working with patients in the Emergency Department, PACU, and Critical Care and may also function as the shift Charge Therapist.


Graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy, AAS required. A minimum of three years' experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Minimum of three years of recent hospital critical care experience required.

Additional qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in clinical or business area preferred. Advanced skills in critical care and in-depth knowledge of hemodynamic monitoring required.

Successful completion of extensive in-house vascular access training required. Ability to work flexible hours, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays required. Adapts well and calmly to unpredictable situations within the patient care settings. Must have effective interpersonal skills, patient assessment skills and basic computer skills.

License or certification

Credentialed through the NBRC, registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required. Current Arizona RCP license.

Basic Life Support Certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Competency. ACLS preferred on hire, required within six months and maintained thereafter.

VA-BC certification required two years after completion of in-house training. PALS preferred.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $26.60 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

36 hours/week

Night Shift 1800-0630

Weekend schedule

2 weekends/month

Saturday and Sunday

Site description

Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.


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Justin Kennedy

Equal opportunity employer

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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