RN - PICC Team Parttime Days - Northeast Methodist Hospital - Part-time
Northeast Methodist Hospital - San Antonio, TX

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General Statement of Duties:Collaborates with other healthcare providers to establish reliable venous access as necessary for all patients requiring a PICC line, especially the patients with difficult venous access. Utilizes advanced skills to place peripherally inserted central venous catheters for those select patients. Participates in identifying, planning and implementing changes to improve unit operations and patient care outcomes. Qualified to function in the role of preceptor.

Assumes responsibility for continued professional development and shares knowledge with others. Assesses and troubleshoots any concerns/problems with PICC lines.Essential Job Functions:1. Utilizes assessment skills for venous access, to establish intravenous access on the patient with difficult venous access.2. Evaluates for predictable and potential needs of patient’s intravenous access needs in complex situations, and places peripherally inserted central venous catheters on selected candidates of all ages groups as ordered by the physician.3.

Identifies advanced IV educational needs of staff. Initiates, completes and evaluates staff IV education activities.4. Plans along with other healthcare providers the teaching needs of the patient/parent/significant other, to prepare for discharge5. Demonstrates a good working knowledge of intravascular access devices utilized for intravenous therapy.6.

Assumes accountability when using independent clinical judgment and established protocols.Minimum Education and Experience:Graduate of a nursing program: diploma, associate degree, or baccalaureate program. Minimum 3 years of critical care nursing experience with ICU nursing background.Minimum License and Certificates Required:Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. Certified as a PICC RN through an accredited PICC line course.

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