To assess patients with difficult access for appropriate vascular access device (VAD). To place peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and difficult peripheral intravenous (IV) starts. To assist staff with troubleshooting catheter issues and provide education and recommendation to staff on new and existing products and policies.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLS
Assesses patients for appropriate vascular access device through administration of early assessment and response to physician consults.
Assists in creating, evaluating and updating policies and procedures related to PICC and vascular access.
Documents PICC insertion procedure, complications, interventions, outcomes and family/patient education in medical record as well as enters and confirms charges.
Educates staff nurses regarding care of PICCs and serves as a resource to staff and physicians. Presents vascular access program with emphasis on PICCs during new employee orientation.
Evaluates new products related to vascular access and makes recommendations on cost savings while maintaining quality.
Maintains CEUs for certifications.
Performs procedures to insert PICC and difficult peripheral IV starts.
Performs routine dressing changes and maintenance of PICC and central venous lines.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing and two (2) years of related acute care experience.
Work experience may NOT substitute for minimum education requirement.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alabama
Intravenous (IV) Certification required within ninety (90) days of hire
Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) Certification required within ninety (90) days of hire
Primary Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Facility: Shelby Baptist Med Ctr
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
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Internal Number: 1905030805
About Shelby Baptist Med Ctr
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.