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
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