Staff Nurse - IV Therapy - PT D/E

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Full Time
Job Description Join a high caliber specialized department External candidates must have recent IV Therapy Vascular Access Team or infusion center experience PICC certification a plus Have a good knowledge base of central venous catheters and have excellent IV insertion skills Must be able to function in a fast paced environment and have the ability to follow standard work as well as make independent decisions Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to perform effectively as member of a team National CRNI certification a plus or must be achieved within one year of hire Overview Contributes to the provision of high quality cost effective healthcare as a provider of direct and indirect patient care and by effective of the health care team Functions as a competent member of the health care team Clinical Decision Making Judgment Demonstrates clinical nursing knowledge and skill in the specialization of the unit Demonstrates the ability to apply the nursing process effectively in the care of culturally diverse patients and families Demonstrates the ability to utilize all applicable laws policies standards guidelines and evidence based practice in the provision of patient family care Organizes and reprioritizes patient care activities based on subtle and overt and or environmental changes Consistently and thoroughly assesses patients to collect data and identify learning needs according to established standards and policies Utilizes a systematic continuous and complete analysis of assessment data to develop individualized problem lists for assigned patients Develops and individualizes a plan of care for each patient in accordance with established standards appropriate prioritization of problems needs and mutually agreed upon goals Efficiently implements the patient s plan of care in accordance with applicable standards policies procedures and guidelines Demonstrates proficiency in medication administration pain management and other unit or initiative specific skills Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the plan s of care making revisions and recommendations based on analysis of patient responses to interventions Nurse Patient Family Relationships Demonstrates the ability to assess the patient s family s learning needs readiness to learn learning style and presence of barriers to learning Demonstrates the ability to develop implement and evaluate teaching plans for patient populations in unit specialty in accordance with applicable standards Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge of growth and development across the life span to the care of patients Provides direct patient care to patients and families in a culturally developmentally and ethically appropriate manner Plans of care address the physical psychosocial spiritual and learning needs of the patient family Clinical Scholarship Participates in QI CPI and risk management activities at the unit department or organizational level Demonstrates the ability to effectively perform and improve all processes in order to achieve excellence with regard to AAMC s quality standards and benchmarks Supports the use of evidence based guidelines and organizational policies and procedures to promote safe patient care and a safe practice environment Clinical Leadership Participates in unit shared governance according to departmental standards Participates in the education and orientation of new staff Delegates patient care activities as appropriate evaluates delegated activities for expected patient care outcomes Employs real time computer documentation when completing patient record Required Minimum Experience Qualifications Current licensure as a registered nurse by the Maryland Board of Nursing Adherence to the credentialing requirements of AAMC as stated in the nursing bylaws Graduate of an accredited school of nursing If serving as a bilingual multilingual interpreter certification in Medical Interpretation is required to perform the duties of a qualified interpreter Unit Specific Responsibilities Demonstrates proficiency in PICC midline insertion Demonstrates proficiency in central line maintenance Demonstrates proficiency in implanted port accessing Proficient in interpreting chest x ray for PICC central line tip location and function Proficient in identifying and decreasing the risk of central line associated blood stream infection Required Experience years of recent IV Vascular team experience PICC insertion experience required Preferred Certification CRNI preferred required within one year of hire Helpful telemetry experience highly desirable Competency in telemetry monitoring will be required within months of hire Training and testing will be provided Very heavy work Exerting in excess of pounds of force occasionally and or in excess of pounds of force frequently and or in excess of pounds of force constantly to move objects Preferred Bachelor

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