UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Registered Nurse - IV Resource RN/Venous Access Resource Nurse

2 weeks ago
ID
2017-7723
Type
Full Time
Department
7171 IV
FTE
1.00
Shift
1st, Days
US-WA-Seattle
New Grads?
No

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

Responsibilities

Registered nurses work collaboratively as part of a professional and medical team that includes doctors, social workers, care managers and therapists. They work to restore the patients’ health by following evidence-based nursing practices, exercising independent judgement and managing complex health issues. Nurses provide physical and psychological support to patients and also delegate tasks to ancillary team members. Typical RN duties include identification of care needs and individualized care planning, assessing/monitoring physical parameters, inserting intravenous catheters, monitoring and administering medications/ intravenous infusions all to help optimize the patient’s recovery to health, ensure high quality care and provide a safe hospital environment.

 

The Vascular Access (IV) Resource Nurse provides specialized vascular access consultation and care in collaboration with patients, nursing colleagues and providers.  They serve as key resource on challenging vascular access clinical conditions and mentor other staff in meeting the vascular access needs of their patients while promoting evidence-based care.  This nurse serves as the central point of coordination for PICC and non-tunneled central line care including insertion of PICCs, midlines and dressing changes for same.  They routinely coach and provide consultation to a wide variety of clinicians in venous access related issues and indicators for inserting and/or removing IV access and may assist practitioners in central line placement.

Qualifications

Education Background

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  BSN preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required.
  • CRNI Certification upon hire or willing to obtain within 1 year.

Special Training/Skills

  • PICC and midline validated competency
  • Minimum of 12 hours of venous access education in last 2 years
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and provide feedback to colleagues
  • Strong collaboration/communication skills

Work Experience

  • Minimum of five years of prior RN experience is required.  Two years in a position requiring advanced central access skills.

 Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.
  • Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload.
  • This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

 

Physical Demand Level:  Heavy

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

  • Lift / Carry
    • 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
    • 25 to 50 pounds frequently
    • 10 to 20 pounds constantly

 

As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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