Oct 08, 2021

Registered Nurse II PD / Vascular Access(IV) Team

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

Work That Matters - Our work is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

No one has more expertise treating children than Children's Hospital Los Angeles. CHLA is the only children's hospital in California to make the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of "Best" children's hospitals, and is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.

Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. At times the work may be challenging, but it is always rewarding. We hope you’ll come and find out for yourself.

It’s Work That Matters.

Position Summary: The Registered Nurse in the IV Team performs all functions required to insert peripheral IV's and peripherally inserted catheters for inpatient as well as ambulatory areas. Responds to all traumas, Rapid Responses and Code Blues. Support staff with IV site checks, dressing changes of centrally placed lines, and accessing centrally placed devices (Port-A-Caths). Participates in quality improvement activities relating to vascular access devices. Participates in the development of the plan of care when IV devices are involved. Collaborates with other health care team members in the delivery of care. Consistently demonstrates to a patient and family focused care model. Precepts others in learning IV insertion skills as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: 1+ year experience as an RN. Pediatric experience preferred. Broad knowledge of patient care principles and equipment; CHLA patient care policies and procedures. Ability to assess effectiveness of patient care; maintain a calm demeanor and assist in crises and emergencies; prioritize tasks for complex patient care; communicate tactfully, professionally and effectively, verbally and in writing.

Education/Licensure/Certifications: BSN required. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of California and American Heart Association BLS & PALS certification required.