RN PICC Team (Days) - Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
Metropolitan 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 :

  • Utilizes assessment skills for venous access, to establish intravenous access on the patient with difficult venous access.

  • 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.

  • Identifies advanced IV educational needs of staff. Initiates, completes and evaluates staff IV education activities.

  • Plans along with other healthcare providers the teaching needs of the patient/parent/significant other, to prepare for discharge

  • Demonstrates a good working knowledge of intravascular access devices utilized for intravenous therapy.

  • Assumes accountability when using independent clinical judgment and established protocols.

  • Qualifications
    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.

    Reporting Relationships :

    Supervised By: Nursing Director

    Supervision Of: None

    Job Description Appendix A:
    Physical Requirements

    Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions :

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    ( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately _ 40 _ hours or more per week inside.
    ( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
    ( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
    WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time): Sitting 15% Standing 35% Walking 50%

    LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS

    ( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
    ( ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.
    ( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
    ( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
    ( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.
    ( X ) Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient specific to the department.

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