Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 11:54 PM
Name of Location: Scottish Rite
Work Schedule: Variable
Employment Type: PRN
JOB SUMMARY 13;
The Vascular Assess Team Nurse (VAT) provides direct and indirect patient care through the application of the nursing process. Under general direction, the VAT nurse has authority, responsibility, and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of vascular assess sites and devices.(eg. PICC and IV sites) throughout the system. The VAT Nurse serves as a clinical resource and consultant to other health care professionals for the care of children.
The VAT Nurse guides and can supervise assigned nursing personnel, collaborates with other healthcare professionals, coordinates with ancillary staff, and functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta and within the legal framework of the state of Georgia. They will demonstrate excellent customer service performance and support the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. The scope of responsibility will encompass leadership skills and research related to the various aspects of the vascular access program.
:Current State of Georgia Registered Nurse license.
:Associates Degree in Nursing, with a Bachelors Degree preferred.
:Minimum 2 years of nursing or related healthcare experience, with pediatric experience preferred.
:Minimum 1 year experience in vascular access, with pediatric experience preferred.
:Experience with Vascular Access Devices preferred
:Declotting a central line
:Removal of a central line/PICC
:Central line repair
:Completion of program specific orientation.
:Current PALS Certification
:BLS Certification required within 30 days of hire
:Professional communication skills
:Demonstrates clinical proficiency regarding the insertion and care of peripheral IVs.
:Demonstrates clinical proficiency regarding assessment, placement, management, and troubleshooting PICC lines.
:Initiates appropriate education and instruction to patients/families, based upon evaluation to meet their learning needs.
:Provides consultation, education, and/or assistance to staff regarding management of vascular access devices.
:Ongoing assessment and process improvement, to insure quality in care and services.
:Proficient with pain management techniques for vascular access insertions.
:Knowledgeable in the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of growth and development.
:Serve as a role model for others in their involvement in and support of learning to enhance professional growth and clinical expertise.
:Provide informal in:services yearly and as needed, to ensure current knowledge and competence in vascular access devices.
:Provide assistance to devise and revise educational materials and learning experiences for staff, patients, and families.
:Develop and revise policies, procedures, and guidelines related to vascular access.
:Maintain own professional development.
:Participate in the development and implementation of the programs goals and projects.
:Complies with infection control, safety, OSHA procedures and regulations.
:Maintains department budget with the established fiscal guidelines.
:Participates in cost containment through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management.
:Analyzes stock items and recommends appropriate additions and deletions to assure quality and cost:effectiveness of products used for pediatric vascular access.
:Conducts product evaluations when indicated and submits reports and recommendations based on results.
:Serves on system wide committees and projects as requested.
• Location: Atlanta
• Post ID: 93914227 atlanta