Apply Now RN, Registered Nurse - PICC Vascular Access Job in Corpus Christi
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.
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline overlooking Corpus Christi Bay is the largest and foremost acute care medical facility in the region, with a full range of diagnostic and surgical specialty services in cardiac, cancer and stroke care. It is the leading emergency facility in the area and the only Level II Trauma Center in the Coastal Bend, staffed with physicians and nurses specially trained in emergency services.
- The Pavilion and the Critical Care Center house a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab and surgical suites.
- A teaching facility, in affiliation with the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
- Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Accredited Joint Commission Stroke Team
The Shoreline campus is a premiere facility housing many of the region’s most vital and renowned programs such as a Primary Stroke Center, nationally accredited Cancer Center and a nationally recognized Chest Pain Center. The Pavilion at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline houses the CHRISTUS Spohn Heart Network, which was recently recognized as one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the United States. The Heart Institute offers the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative cardiac services in one convenient location.
- Bachelors of Nursing preferred.
- Experience in specialty is preferred.
- 5 years of acute care experience.
- Valid State RN license.
- Valid CPR/ACLS.
- Certification: Venous Access -Board Certified (or VA-BC) within one year.
- Competency in the placement of Midlines and PICC lines.