Vascular Access Specialist

Banner Health - Greeley, CO3.8

Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that’s why we work hard every day to make a difference in people’s lives. We’ve united under a common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. It’s a lofty goal, but it’s one we’re committed to seeing through. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people’s lives – and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Banner Health is looking for a Vascular Access Specialist. The Banner Health Northern Colorado Vascular Access Team is consulted for all aspects of vascular access patient care needs. We will consider Registered Nurses and Registered Respiratory Therapists for this position. This position will work between all three Banner hospitals. The hours for this position are from 8 p.m.- 4:30a.m. working every other weekend and every other holiday.

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About North Colorado Medical Center
A 378-bed Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000 employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in the region. As a regional medical center, we provide community-based and specialty services for a service area that includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. In order to provide the most compassionate and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals. For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an inviting, close-knit community.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

Job Summary

Provides basic and advanced vascular access for patients, following accepted nursing practices, Banner Health policies and procedures, and physician's prescriptions. Provides consultation to clinicians regarding all aspects of vascular access.

Essential Functions

Performs age appropriate nursing process within the scope of practice as defined by the respective State Board of Nursing. Assessments include physical, psychological, social, discharge and educational needs. Practice is evidence-based.

Assesses patients for best vascular access options and collaboratively develops the best plan of care for the patient and family.

Places Peripherally Inserted Central and Midline Catheters using Microseldinger Technique (MST). May support clinical staff with difficult peripheral intravenous catheters.

Proficient in the use of ultrasound guidance and other technologic advancements to gain vascular access. Utilizes technology adjuncts with procedures, as indicated.

Assists with vascular access troubleshooting and malfunctioning as needed.

Documents all aspects of care on appropriate documentation forms.

Serves as a facilitator of learning for patients, family, and colleagues. Coordinates and involves patient/family and other disciplines as needed in discharge planning.

Demonstrates effective leadership. Serves as a member of Banner Health quality improvement teams. Collaboratively develops system-wide initiatives to help improve patient and family outcomes. Analyzes PICC-specific data to identify focus areas. Provides and utilizes evidence based practice in all patient encounters and actively participates in both nursing and general research.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be licensed to practice professional nursing in the applicable state of practice.

Must have at least 2 yrs of acute care hospital experience. Must be proficient in vascular access options to patients across the lifespan (age 12 and older) and severity of illness. Must be proficient in performing basic insertion of vascular access devices. Demonstrates effective communication skills, problem solving and conflict resolution in the management of PICC lines, keeping the appropriate people informed.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.