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Req. No

37261

Job Title

Registered Nurse Vascular Access

Market

CHRISTUS Shreveport / Bossier

Category

Nursing

Facility

CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center

Address

1453 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA  71105
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Type

FULL TIME

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Summary:

The Vascular Access Nurse Specialist provides direct patient care as the expert resource for establishing and maintaining optimum venous access. The Vascular Access Nurse Specialist evaluates patients for, and places peripheral intravenous catheters, ultrasound-guided PIVs, midlines, and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines) in current patient populations. Provides coaching to all RNs in developing their venipuncture skill. This position serves as an expert resource for insertion, care and maintenance of all central venous access devices. This position functions within the scope of RN licensure to assess patient IV access needs, plan, implement, evaluate effectiveness, make recommendations to nursing staff and physicians and document. Patient & family education is provided appropriate to the type of therapy the patient is receiving. Provides care related to vascular access based on the age-related needs of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient with consideration of their development/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, education needs, communication style, and level of understanding.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Nursing required
  • Experience in a specialty is preferred
  • 5 years of acute care experience
  • Valid State RN license
  • Valid CPR/ACLS
  • Certification: Venous Access -Board Certified (or VA-BC) 
  • Competency in the placement of Midlines and PICC lines

Work Type: 

Full Time


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