CENTRAL VENOUS CATH RN
Company: Forrest Health
Posted on: January 8, 2021
The CVC Nurse performs under the direct supervision of the
Director of Quality Management Services. The primary responsibility
is to provide/ensure maintenance care of central vascular access
therapy while serving as a resource to optimize therapy.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills and uses professional
judgement to respond promptly with intervention and appropriateness
of central vascular access when clinical changes occur, and
prevention of complications in patients in need of cardiac
monitoring, stroke care and medical-surgical care. Demonstrates
broad level of understanding for the need and indication for
central venous catheter utilization and care. The CVC Nurse shall
implement the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to
include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation as
evidenced by documentation in the Patient Care Record. Demonstrates
the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to
the age of the patients served. Possesses the ability to assess
data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the
appropriate information needed to identify each patient's
requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide
the care needed. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to appropriately
communicate and interact with patients, families, and visitors of
all age groups while being sensitive to their cultural and
religious beliefs.Performs other duties as assigned by the QM
Director. Performance Expectations
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and critically think/problem
- Demonstrates skill, sterile technique, care and troubleshooting
with central lines, Hickman catheters, Infusa ports, PICC, and
peripheral catheter performance.
- Monitors and assesses the condition of the patient's veins, the
patient's disease and anticipated prescribed therapies.
- Conducts an early vascular access assessment to determine and
make recommendations for the most appropriate type of vascular
- Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required
for each unit's population by rendering professional nursing care
including rounding, assessing and performing routine and PRN
sterile dressing changes for PICC/Central Lines/Midlines.
- Demonstrates thorough, concise, and timely documentation in the
- Provides infusion consultation services to enhance the
intravenous skills of the nursing staff through bedside teaching
for central line troubleshooting, and consultation on any infusion
therapy questions with the care, maintenance, and utilization of
PICC, Central line catheters, and Midlines.
- Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care
team members, specifically attending physician, and home health
agencies regarding patients with central vascular access.
- Adheres to and promotes the established values of the
organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection control and
- Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures,
and standards of care in performing nursing
duties.Qualifications:Education/SkillsGraduate of a recognized
non-online RN program required.Work Experience:Minimum 3-5 years
acute clinical care nursing required, preferably ICU or ER
experience. Previous PICC line/Vascular Access experience
preferred.Certification/Licensure:Current RN license- Mississippi
State Board of Nursing required. BLS certification
required.Membership within 6 months to professional organizations
ie. AVA, INS.Mental Demands:Ability to perform as a team member,
cooperate with others, follow directions precisely,demonstrate
initiative, set priorities, and function under stress.
Keywords: Forrest Health, Hattiesburg , CENTRAL VENOUS CATH RN, Healthcare , Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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