Location Address:7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
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You Will Be Responsible For:
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.
Performs properly, legibly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with department policy. Performs venous access related procedures within the scope of practice of the RN licensure. Functions appropriately in Code Blue and other clinical emergencies. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions. Interprets and verifies physician orders, investigates questionable situations. Demonstrates continuous competency in the specific procedures related to venous access and infusion therapy. Provides expert resourcing to staff nurses and other departments as consulted.
Obtains patient assessment, evaluating diagnosis, previous medical history, existing infusion related complications, and ordered therapy as relates to current venous access consult. Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret data relative to patients’ age and infusion therapy and venous access needs.
Identifies individualized plan of care based on patients’ needs related to both infusion therapy and the venous access consult and intervenes appropriately. Evaluates patients’ developmental level, identifies increased physical/emotional dependency needs and evaluates availability of support system consistent with assessment.
Evaluates the need for and provides patient teaching in all aspects of the venous access specialty.
Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed. Reflects a working knowledge of AdventHealth’ s Policies and Procedures in daily activities. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Communicates with Department Supervisor, Clinical Specialist, or Educator as needed to enhance excellence in the delivery of patient care.
Follows CDC guidelines for sterile technique and isolation, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs handwashing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
Manages and intervenes appropriately for the patient with current venous access issues, including but not limited to: prioritization, appropriate venous access choice for age, therapy, and any current complication’s impact on the needs for IV therapy.
Under general supervision the Venous Access RN is a registered professional nurse with leadership skills certified as a Vascular Access Specialist who is responsible for supervising and providing direct and indirect vascular access care to assigned age groups as identified in the position responsibilities. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Utilizing the hospital performance improvement process (assess, plan, implement, evaluate) in the goals of the Venous Access Services Department. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Demonstrates leadership skills and continuous competency in the specific procedures related to venous access and infusion therapy. Directs and provides supervision of patient venous access care activities of staff on shift basis ensuring staff is delegated tasks appropriate to their scope of practice, skill and the patients’ needs. Provides and supervises others in providing expert resourcing to staff nurses and other departments as consulted. Encourages staff participation in cost containment activities. Appropriate use and charging of patient charges and medical/surgical supplies
Supports Supervisor, Clinical Specialist, Educator, other Charge Nurses and Staff in promoting a harmonious practice setting that fosters collegial relations, professional development, creativity and a safe environment. Is readily available to personnel on assigned shift for expressions of concern. Provides stability, is supportive and has a positive attitude during periods of confusion and uncertainty from department or organizational change. Seeks educational opportunities for professional development and acquisition of job knowledge.
Prioritizes work load and triages assignments to VAS Team as work load dictates to meet patient needs.
Has thorough knowledge of Policies & Procedures and follows AdventHealth’ s Policies & Procedures and CDC guidelines for sterile technique and isolation.
Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring; Identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
Able to perform head to toe assessments on all patients and reassessments as per policy.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medication/healthcare errors.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching s appropriate.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of cardiac stress tests: treadmill, chemical stress test, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram and tilt table.
Communicate appropriately and clearly to, director, co-workers and physicians.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Treats all patients and families with respect and dignity.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the understanding of the exercise protocol to lessen fear.
Educates patient and family about cardiac risk factors, how to promote a healthy heart.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Identifies and addresses psychological needs of patients and families.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Possible on call duties to provide weekend coverage.
Weekend coverage for both stress lab and PICC placements.
Participates in patient care at both AdventHealth Zephyrhills and AdventHealth Dade City.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Peripheral Intravenous Access Validation
Basic computer knowledge
Strong written and verbal skills
Able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Three months or more of experience in nursing care with prior medical experience (i.e. paramedic, licensed practical nursing)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
BSN or MSN
Previous Stress Lab experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse.
American Heart BLS/CPR
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
As a Venous Access Service (VAS) RN, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere.
The Venous Access Service RN is a registered professional nurse validated as a Vascular Access Specialist, who is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total vascular access care to all age groups as identified in the direct care responsibilities. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating), in achieving the goals of the Venous Access Services department. Communicates with Department Supervisor, Clinical Specialist or Educator as needed to enhance excellence in the delivery of patient care. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
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