Assesses patients on admission to determine appropriate candidates for peripherally inserted catheters. Places PICC (peripherally inserted central catheters) or midline catheters across the health care system. Cares for specific patient populations, using the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Collaborates with nursing personnel and other health care professionals to ensure appropriate IV access, care, and outcomes according to diagnosis and patient care needs.
Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan . Experience starting IV’s is preferred. Successful completion of a medication exam. Must complete PICC orientation before working independently. Placement of a minimum of 8 PICC or midline catheters in the past year desired. Ability to demonstrate customer focused interpersonal skills in order to interact in an effective manner with patient and families. Ability to collaborate with unit teams and various level of hospital personnel as part of a team. Must be in good physical and mental health. Requires activities such as pushing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, hearing, talking, and seeing. Must have ability to cope with physical and mental stress.
Note: PICC Nurse will need to become Chemo Certified as this position may need to administer chemotherapy in ICU or other floors.
Lakeland HealthCare - 16 months ago