1.Place and assist in maintaining the appropriate VAD or refer placement to the radiology or operating room.
Place peripherally inserted central lines. Troubleshoot difficult complications of VAD’s or assist staff in troubleshooting. Declot VAD’s or assist staff as a resource in declotting. Place difficult peripheral catheters or assist staff as a resource in declotting. Obtain patient consent for PICC line placement. Provides age specific patient teaching regarding to PICC line care and maintenance.
2.Provide resource education to staff on VAD’s.
Write policies and procedures related to VAD insertion, care and maintenance. Provide staff education on VAD care and management. Provide staff education on VAD complication management. Provide physician education and consultative service to physicians on VAD’s.
3.Recognize patients who need a mid to long term VAD at the onset of therapy therefore providing a reliable device.
Assess patients with difficult access for appropriate VAD need. Assess patients by admission printout, pharmacy printout for mid to long term vascular access device (VAD’s) candidates (morning daily). Round on units to find patients via clinical staff who may need a mid to long term VAD’s. Work with Case Management to identify patients who may need mid to long term VAD’s. Assist Case Management with early discharge of infusion patients to alternate sites. Contact physicians for medical orders to discuss placement of a mid to long term VAD.
4.Administrative duties related to VAD’s.
Monitor all vascular access device outcomes and present to PI for reporting. Perform yearly performance improvement project related to VAD’s. Maintain knowledge and competency level with seminars, magazines, books related to infusion therapy. Evaluate all new VAD products introduced to the hospital and train staff on usage.
5.Customer Service: Adheres to and follows the principles of Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center’s Customer Relations Program.
Interpersonal relationships reflect respect, concern and courtesy. Uses active listening skills. Responds appropriately to patient verbal and body languages cues or behaviors. Monitors own verbal and body language cues or behaviors. Adjusts style to enhance therapeutic relationships. Promotes a positive customer service approach toward patients, families, visitors, physicians and staff. Facilitates problem solving processes to resolve issues regarding patients, families, physician, other departments and staff. Ensures a neat, clean and safe environment. Promotes therapeutic interaction with customers by identifying behaviors resulting from dissatisfaction; then, allowing customers to respond openly, showing empathy and discussing options. Assists the department of nursing in promoting the customer service philosophy and developing a customer service recovery program.
3 years experience as Registered Nurse with prior experience as a PICC Line Specialist.
Additional Salary Information: Access to Full Time Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, a 193-bed acute care facility, believes in providing quality, compassionate health care to the communities it serves. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is an accredited hospital by the Joint Commission and an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care. These distinctions mean that Heart of Florida Regional Medical Ce...nter puts quality health care front and center.
Our patients deserve the best, personalized care possible. Because of our size, we are able to offer professional and caring health care services in support of today's technology. Highly skilled nurses, together with other health care professionals, provide quality care with a personal touch.
Our primary care physicians have a strong reputation for excellence, and the wide range of specialists practicing here represent the best in their respective fields. We have chosen and employed highly trained professionals to lead our clinical departments and assist our medical team.
The mission of Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is to provide high quality, compassionate health care services to the communities we serve.
The vision of Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is to become the Healthcare Center of Excellence in Florida.
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center recognizes these values and their role in fulfilling our mission:
•Integrity - doing the right things consistently
•Quality - providing superior state-of-the-art care
•Team Work - working together to achieve excellence
•Compassion - ensuring a welcoming and caring environment
•Respect - valuing each other and those we serve
•Accountability - possessing pride and ownership in our work and the hospital
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is owned in part by physicians.