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Registered Nurse (RN) - Vascular Access Nurse (PRN)

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Date: Nov 15, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30342

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Requisition #:  19077     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite
Work Schedule:  Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Work Days:  Variable 

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

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 Children's 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 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The scope of responsibility will encompass leadership skills and research related to the various aspects of the vascular access program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current State of Georgia Registered Nurse license.  
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing, with a Bachelor’s 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.
  1. Experience with Vascular Access Devices preferred
  2. Lab draws
  3. Port access
  4. Dressing changes
  5. Declotting a central line
  6. Removal of a central line/PICC
  7. Central line repair
  8. Infiltration/Extravasation Management
  • Completion of program specific orientation.
  • Current PALS Certification
  • BLS Certification required within 30 days of hire
  • Professional communication skills

     

RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Care:

  1. Demonstrates clinical proficiency regarding the insertion and care of peripheral IV’s.
  2. Demonstrates clinical proficiency regarding assessment, placement, management, and troubleshooting PICC lines.
  3. Initiates appropriate education and instruction to patients/families, based upon evaluation to meet their learning needs.
  4. Provides consultation, education, and/or assistance to staff regarding management of vascular access devices.
  5. Ongoing assessment and process improvement, to insure quality in care and services.
  6. Proficient with pain management techniques for vascular access insertions.
  7. Knowledgeable in the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of growth and development.

     

    Staff Development:

  8. Serve as a role model for others in their involvement in and support of learning to enhance professional growth and clinical expertise.
  9. Provide informal in-services yearly and as needed, to ensure current knowledge and competence in vascular access devices.
  10. Provide assistance to devise and revise educational materials and learning experiences for staff, patients, and families.
  11. Develop and revise policies, procedures, and guidelines related to vascular access.
  12. Maintain own professional development.

     

    Department requirements:

  13. Participate in the development and implementation of the program’s goals and projects.
  14. Complies with infection control, safety, OSHA procedures and regulations.
  15. Maintains department budget with the established fiscal guidelines.
  16. Participates in cost containment through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management.
  17. Analyzes stock items and recommends appropriate additions and deletions to assure quality and cost-effectiveness of products used for pediatric vascular access.
  18. Conducts product evaluations when indicated and submits reports and recommendations based on results.
  19. Serves on system wide committees and projects as requested.
  20. All PICC Program staff will be trained in charge entry and balancing. Each nurse is responsible for entering charges for procedures and supplies on the day the services were provided for their patient’s. 
  21. Participates in PIV monitoring and quality audits

     

 

 

Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

 

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 575 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eleven consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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