Assumes responsibility for the nursing care of patients treated in the Ambulatory Specialty Department. Provides direct and indirect patient care. Provides care for patients prior to and during Transfusions, Infusions, PICC/Midline placements, and for any ordered/performed procedures. Provides recovery services. Provides nursing care for moderate sedation patients. Provides patient education and completes the discharge process. Performs the primary function of a registered nurse in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of all assigned patients during an assigned shift. Is responsible for meeting the established Standards of Nursing Practice. Maintains professional and unit specific standards of care
Education and Formal Training: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, current, and valid license to practice nursing in North Carolina. Will have current CPR certification or obtain within 30 days of hire date. Current certification in ACLS/ PALS, or obtain within six months. Completion of PICC line course from BARD and BARD Certification within six months.
Work Experience: Progressive nursing experience (3-5 years) preferred. PICC/Midline Experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and an even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times. Actively functions as a patient advocate. Must have thorough knowledge of all necessary patient assessment techniques, treatment techniques and the operation and maintenance of all unit specific equipment, including IV pumps, computer terminals, printers and fax machines. Knowledge of current hospital emergency policies and procedures, including CPR is required along with knowledge of fire, safety, disaster, and infection control policies. Excellent communication and administrative skills are necessary. Demonstrates an ability to respond to changing workloads and performs in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations when time is critical. Uses support staff in an efficient and cost conscious manner. Insert Peripherally Inserted Central lines and Midlines. Evaluate placement and monitor Vascular Access devices on a daily basis. Educate Nursing staff on Vascular Access devices and maintenance. Educate patient and families the risks and purpose of Vascular Access placement. Perform Ultrasound guided IV on difficult sticks.