Job Summary: Supports department by facilitating the delivery of professional, specialized nursing care related to IV therapy and enteral nutrition for the comfort and well being of patients; utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to provide care, education and teaching related to vascular access needs; and enteral nutrition and by implementing medically prescribed interventions related to IV therapy and enteral nutrition in defined populations including Mission, Mission member hospitals, and other organizations where Mission's services and care are provided. Performs placement of enteral feeding tube for patients utilizing an electronic feeding tube placement system. Prepares patient for enteral feeding tube placement procedure according to manufacturer's guidelines, evidence based and Mission policies.
Required Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing must sign agreement to obtain BSN within 4 years of the hire date in to position. Nurses who are nearing the end of their professional career may be exempted from this requirement with CNO System Council approval.
Preferred Education: Cortrak training course for inserting enteral feeding tubes.
Required License: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Compact license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON; BCLS, National Certification VA-BC (Vascular Access Board Certification) or CRNI (Certified Registered Nurse Infusion) within two years of hire.
Preferred License: None
Required Experience: Experience as Vascular Access specialist to perform difficult peripheral access on patients with limited vein access. Experience in central venous catheter care and maintenance such as dressing and needleless connector changes. Experience in trouble shooting central venous catheter occlusions and administering FDA approved fibrinolytic drug to restore central venous catheter to full function.PICC insertion experience using real time ultrasound and PICC tip location system. Ability to be cross trained to insert midline catheters in both Adults and Pediatric population. Ability to be cross trained to insert PICCs in Pediatric population. Ability to be cross trained to provide vascular access services to the surrounding Community, affiliate hospitals or other facilities as needed. Ability to be cross trained to insert feeding tubes using feeding tube tip confirmation system. Ability to be cross trained to trouble-shoot enteral feeding tube issues.
Preferred Experience: Experience in data collection and measuring outcomes for all vascular access procedures and enteral feeding tube procedures.