Fairview Health Services  Vascular Access Technician in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Vascular Access Technician

Specialty NURSING-Procedures (Radiology/Cath Lab/Dialysis etc.)

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Department Vascular Access

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Shift Rotating day/evening

Date Posted 05/04/2018

Job Number 18-72716

Job Description:

The vascular access technician (VAT) is qualified to place and remove peripheral IV lines, obtain blood specimen with initial IV start, access and de-access port a catheter, discontinue PICC lines under the direction of the registered nurse and verification of physician order. The VAT will evaluate vascular access devices (VAD) for complications, report to registered nurse and initiate resolution as directed by RN according to established protocols. The VAT will collaborate with patient care units and other departments to promote and maintain customer satisfaction and positive patient outcomes. The VAT will also collect data to assure positive quality outcomes and performance improvement. The VAT may administer topical, intra-dermal, and IV medications for the purpose of placing, evaluating and maintaining VAD. The VAT may not administer any medications for the purpose of resolving a VAD complication.

To be successful, the Vascular Access Tech must be able to:

Obtain vascular access under the delegation of an RN

Evaluate vascular access sites and initiate care per guidelines and protocols under the direction of an RN.

Job Qualifications:


Graduate of an accredited LPN, CMA or EMT program or an Associates Degree in Clinical lab Science.

Current EMT, LPN, CMA or Clinical Lab Tech licensure in the state of MN

Must be certified in NCA, ASCP, AMT, or BLS.

Must be able to obtain vascular access under the delegation of an RN

Must be able to evaluate vascular access sites and initiate care per guidelines and protocols under the direction of an RN.


Two years of experience placing peripheral lines.

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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