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Registered Nurse - RN - Vascular Access (Full Time, Night Shift) at Nicklaus Children's Health System in Miami, Florida

Posted in Nurse 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary

Provides evidence-based vascular access care for pediatric patients that include Intravenous (IV) Access, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line placement & insertion, and dressing changes. Supports nursing units, collaborates with RNs and medical staff, and educates patients and families on the procedure in a compassionate patient and family centered care environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.

Job Specific Duties

  • Provides Vascular Access nursing care including Peripheral Intravenous (IV), Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line insertion, placement, monitoring and dressing changes. 

  • Communicates with the physician or disciplines involved regarding patient's progress, critical findings, changes in the patients' condition, and IV therapy complications and procedure. 

  • Educates patients and families on Vascular Access procedure, documents the teaching in the Electronic Health Record, and notifies RN and/or physician of any patient/family concerns.  

  • Assesses all body systems, absence of blood borne infections, surgical site infections, and observes skin integrity for prevention of skin breakdown. 

  • Follows physician’s orders and administers medications. Adheres to the six rights of Medication Administration.  

  • Plans, implements and documents the plan of care in collaboration with other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care. 

  • Delegates nursing care based on knowledge of staff qualifications and competency. 

  • Performs reassessments as per policy, when there is a change in the plan of care or an intervention is performed. 

  • Assembles medical equipment and supplies for procedure and restocks supplies.  

  • Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record.  

  • Promotes an "error free" working environment by consistently providing high-quality, safe care as per hospital policies. Conducts prevention rounding and follows up on identified concerns promptly. 

  • Assesses all body systems, ensures safe, effective, efficient care delivery with emphasis on the absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls,ouch-free procedural pain and reduction of pain.

  • Completes the hand off process at shift change, provides patient information, communicates pending IV's, PICC line insertions, and dressing changes.  

Minimum Job Requirements

  • RN - Registered Nurse RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

  • CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

  • Proficient in IV insertion and placement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • BSN Degree or currently enrolled in a BSN program

  • American Heart Association PALS preferred

  • 1-3 years of nursing experience preferred

  • Career Development: National Certification preferably within 5 years of hire

  • Pediatric Nursing and/or experience working in an Emergency and/or ICU nursing department preferred

  • Experience with PICC Line placement preferred

  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong time management skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Computer literate

  • Works effectively in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice

  • Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care

  • Able to float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service

  • On-call assignment per department and hospital policy

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