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PICC RN

Company: U.S. Laboratories
Location: Reading
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Ability to work independently. - Communicates effectively and appropriately to patient, family and other health care providers. - Completes required paperwork. - Provides patient education about the PICC (or midline) insertion and the care and maintenance issues post insertion - Participates in performance improvement activities by providing information about each PICC (or midline) insertion to the facility staff as requested - Demonstrates ability to assess patient past and current medical history including laboratory values, venous and muscle skeletal status that is pertinent in qualifying a patient as a candidate for PICC placement. - Assures physicians order on chart for PICC placement. - Assures Informed Consent has been obtained. - Performs time out; correct patient identifier prior to initiating PICC procedure. - Demonstrates ability to perform PICC placement maintaining aseptic technique utilizing measures that prevent patient discomfort and trauma related to procedure. - Demonstrates high level skills in critical thinking and assessment related to vascular access devices. - Maintains clinical competency by inserting a minimum of six PICCs/year and by performing one observed successful PICC insertion - Documents insertion of PICC (or midline), confirmation of placement by radiologist for PICC, and medication administration, in accordance with company policy - Provides facility nurses/staff instructions about the patient's PICC (or midline) care and maintenance - Assist Territory Managers in meetings for clinical support as needed - Assist Director of Vascular Access in facility rounds to meet with and support Directors of Nursing, Administration and Nursing staff - Is responsible for the fiscal viability of the PICC program by entering the charges for the insertion, proper usage of equipment, and productive use of time - Maintains patient confidentiality. SKILLS-EXPERIENCE Undergraduate Degree in Nursing - Current RN (Registered Nursing) license - PICC Certification - Current BLS certification - Must have good knowledge base for caring for central venous catheters. - Strong oral and written communication skills - 2 years of OR, IR, or PICC insertion experience.

Keywords: U.S. Laboratories, Reading , PICC RN, Healthcare , Reading, Pennsylvania

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