Fairview Health Services RN Vascular Access - Casual - St Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota

Overview

Establishes vascular access for patients with various venous access needs. Vascular access includes placement of PICC lines, midlines, and ultrasound guided IV's. This position travels between all four HealthEast hospitals to provide this service for Bethesda, St. Joseph's, St. John's and Woodwinds Hospital.

Responsibilities

  • Performs vascular access procedures with ultrasound guidance using evidence based best practice

  • Consults with healthcare team as a resource for system vascular access questions

  • Provides vascular access education and feedback to nursing and medical staff

  • Utilizes nursing process by assessing, implementing and evaluating care given to assigned patients

  • Documents procedures in a clear, concise manner accurately reflecting patient outcome

  • Triages patient care needs through chart review and utilization of critical thinking skills

  • Communicates accurately and effectively with patient/family and healthcare members regarding plan of care, nursing interventions and patient information. Explains plan of care and nursing intervention to patient and family and healthcare team

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in nursing required, BSN preferred

  • Valid Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Registered Nurse MN (RN)through the MN Board of Nursing required

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association for health care providers preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience required

  • ICU/Tele/ER/IR experience preferred

  • Ultrasound guided vascular access experience preferred

  • Valid Driver's license and DMV record that meets HealthEast insurability requirements

  • Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings. Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes

  • Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change

  • Achieves thoroughness and accuracy whenaccomplishing a task

  • Gathers and integrates critical information, recognizing and addressing underlying assumptions of others, to arrive at effective solutions; breaks down problems into simple tasks or activities; analyzes relationships among several parts of a situation

  • Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks

  • Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection

  • Observes and collects pertinent data and/or clinical findings to enhance patient outcomes

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

Job ID 2018-10704

Category Nursing

Contract Status ND

FTE 0.00

Authorized Hours 0

Shift All Shifts - Day/Evening/Night Rotations

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