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RN - Vascular Access Team Specialist

Company: Royal Oak Hospital
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Be Extraordinary, Join Our Team!Beaumont is now offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for this full-time position.Unit Summary:The Vascular Access Team (VAT) Specialist RN is a preferred bachelor's prepared RN who demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills in the care of patients requiring difficult/advanced IV access. The VAT RN provides ultrasound guided PIV and extended dwell peripheral IV catheters; midline catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters; monitors and maintains; troubleshoots, declots, and repositions these vascular access devices for all adult inpatient units. Additionally, the VAT RN monitors quality metrics related to vascular access devices.Plans, evaluates, and implements interventions for solving IV related patient care challenges.Inserts, troubleshoots, and maintains ultrasound guided PIV and extended dwell peripheral IV vascular access devices; midline catheters and peripherally inserted central cathetersPerforms weekly dressing changes and may assist staff with dressing changes.Acts as a resource to medical and nursing staff for vascular access device therapy, assessment, products and procedures.Participates in monitoring of quality metrics related to vascular access devices.Keeps current on new advances in IV therapy and vascular access devices.Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of quality improvement/performance improvement activities related to vascular access devices and patient quality and safety.Maintains current knowledge of core measures and assist in performing chart audits, monitoring, and follow up with staff.Interprets and implements policies and procedures set forth by nursing and hospital administrationSpecific must-haves for new hires/transfer: This is something not specifically communicated on the job description, but important to you and your team.Equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from an NLN-approved school of nursingICU experience is preferredPrevious USGIV experience is preferredDoes your unit consider new grads? NoGENERAL SUMMARYThe Registered Nurse, under the ANA scope of practice, utilizes the framework of the nursing process to provide professional nursing care by incorporating patient-family centered care principles. The Registered Nurse provides quality patient care under the direction of the Nurse Leader according to Beaumont policies and procedures.BENEFITSBeaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.Work today get paid tomorrow with PayActiveGenerous paid time off, holidays and flexible schedulingOur employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and servicesExceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plansTuition ReimbursementRelocation assistanceSavings & retirement plans, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insuranceFree onsite employee parkingSTANDARD QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.Education / Training: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Diploma, A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., DNP/PhD - if not minimum BSN prepared, new graduate/nurse with less than one (1) year experience is required to sign an educational contract upon hire to complete BSN within specified timeframe and adhere to contract stipulations. RN must enroll in an accredited BSN program within one (1) year of hire date and complete within the next three (3) years. This is effective September 1, 2017.Specialty Certification highly recommended after 2 years in specialty.Work Experience: As required by job postingCertification, Licensure, Registration: RN with active license in State of MichiganOther Qualifications: Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification and other certifications as required by department.--- Critical Care: ACLS within 6 months of hire/transferESSENTIAL DUTIES:Applies the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and discharge needs of patient/family/significant other.Applies the Core Concepts of Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) in practice and uses this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.Recognizes the impact of nursing care and patient/family partnerships on patient outcomes.Partners with and utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning of care.Provides quality care that meets or exceeds the expectations of value (core measures, quality matrix, patient experience, fiscally responsible).Provides assistance to individuals in a manner that takes into account their special needs, age-related and cultural-related needs.Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.Delegates appropriate tasks.Demonstrates knowledge of and competently performs technical procedures and uses equipment properly.Documents in the patient record in a timely, accurate and concise manner. Develops teaching strategies for patient/family; documents education and learning appropriately in health record.Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and is responsible for continuing personal education, mentoring peers and educating patients and families.Stays up to date with current health system initiatives and incorporates evidence-based practice and research into practice. Maintains current knowledge in area of clinical practice.Completes a self-appraisal that includes professional goals annually and completes peer review.Participates in department-based activities, staff meetings and committees.Actively participates in hand-offs of care, including the patient, family and partners in care.Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and embraces cultural traditions and lore of community served.This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.WORKING CONDITIONS:Physical Effort:StrengthPosition requires ability to frequently push/pull up to 30 lb. objects with assist of others, occasional requires ability to lift objects more than 50 lbs. with others, constantly lift objects up to 20 lbs. And frequently lift up to 40 lbs.Manual DexterityPosition requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking and simple manipulative skills such as writing. Position requires incumbent to frequently perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patients.CoordinationPosition requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patients to eat, collections of specimens for transport to lab and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking patients temps and pulses.MobilityPosition requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand; occasionally sit for prolonged periods, frequently bend such as when caring for a patient in bed.Visual DiscriminationPosition requires incumbent to constantly see objects far away as in driving and see close objects such as reading thermometers.HearingPosition requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering phone/intercom. Frequently be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms.Work Environment:Employee may be frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDTs. Occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxons, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances. Infrequently exposed to blood, body tissue, or fluids. Seldom exposed to fluctuations in temperature, grease, oil, and radiation.Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.ABOUT BEAUMONTBeaumont offers you a world of opportunity throughout Southeast Michigan. With eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites you'll have a wide variety of practice settings to choose from. Beaumont has more nationally ranked hospitals in Michigan than any other health system.#BHSHNursing 11/22

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