VAS RN –Venous Access Service – Kissimmee – Per Diem
Florida Hospital Kissimmee seeks to hire a Venous Access RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Florida Hospital Kissimmee is a 163 bed community-focused hospital, conveniently located near Walt Disney World. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents and visitors of Osceola and Orange Counties. At the heart of our latest expansion is a new, three-story tower featuring 80 expansive, private patient rooms and a host of modern amenities and technologies. Because we believe family support is an essential part of health and healing, we've included large, beautifully decorated family waiting areas with the comforts of home. Plus, each patient room includes ample space for visiting loved ones to relax, work and sleep.
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. The Venous Access RN is a registered professional nurse validated as a Vascular Access Specialist, who is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total vascular access care to all age groups as identified in the direct care responsibilities. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating), in achieving the goals of the Venous Access Services department. Communicates with Department Supervisor, Clinical Specialist or Educator as needed to enhance excellence in the delivery of patient care. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
EKG (based on patient population; see document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse.
Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements
VA-BC (Venous Access-Board Certified) (Preferred)
ACLS, PALS, NRP (based on patient population; see document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Performs properly, legibly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with department policy. Performs venous access related procedures within the scope of practice of the RN licensure. Functions appropriately in Code Blue and other clinical emergencies. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions. Interprets and verifies physician orders, investigates questionable situations. Demonstrates continuous competency in the specific procedures related to venous access and infusion therapy. Provides expert resourcing to staff nurses and other departments as consulted.)
Obtains patient assessment, evaluating diagnosis, previous medical history, existing infusion related complications, and ordered therapy as relates to current venous access consult. Assesses and interprets data relative to patients' age and infusion therapy and venous access needs.
Identifies individualized plan of care based on patients' needs related to both infusion therapy and the venous access consult and intervenes appropriately. Evaluates patients' developmental level, identifies increased physical/emotional dependency needs and evaluates availability of support system consistent with assessment.
Evaluates the need for and provides patient teaching in all aspects of the venous access specialty.
Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Accurately documents and monitors activities as needed. Reflects a working knowledge of Florida Hospital's Policies and Procedures in daily activities. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Communicates with Department Supervisor, Clinical Specialist, or Educator as needed to enhance excellence in the delivery of patient care.
Follows CDC guidelines for sterile technique and isolation, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs handwashing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
Manages and intervenes appropriately for the patient with current venous access issues, including but not limited to: prioritization, appropriate venous access choice for age, therapy, and any current complication's impact on the needs for IV therapy.
Serving as a Charge RN:
Under general supervision the Venous Access Charge RN is a registered professional nurse with leadership skills certified as a Vascular Access Specialist who is responsible for supervising and providing direct and indirect vascular access care to assigned age groups as identified in the position responsibilities. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Utilizing the hospital performance improvement process (assess, plan, implement, evaluate) in the goals of the Venous Access Services Department. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Supports Supervisor, Clinical Specialist, Educator, other Charge Nurses and Staff in promoting a harmonious practice setting that fosters collegial relations, professional development, creativity and a safe environment. Is readily available to personnel on assigned shift for expressions of concern. Provides stability, is supportive and has a positive attitude during periods of confusion and uncertainty from department or organizational change. Seeks educational opportunities for professional development and acquisition of job knowledge.
Prioritizes work load and triages assignments to VAS Team as work load dictates to meet patient needs.
Has thorough knowledge of Policies & Procedures and follows Florida Hospital's Policies & Procedures and CDC guidelines for sterile technique and isolation.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the VAS RN opportunity with Florida Hospital Kissimmee and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.