RN, Vascular Access Specialist (VAS) Team
Vascular Access Specialty Team
Variable days, evenings and nights
Req #: 29865
Job Summary: This is a VAS position is an RN with advanced IV/Vascular access skills. Provides oversight, coordination, and clinical leadership for Vascular Access by demonstrating research-based practice. Demonstrate best practice in vascular access skills while providing patient care. The VAS is a member of the CMHC Vascular Access Specialty Team and serves as a leader house-wide in Vascular Access in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
The VAS coordinates and directs patient care in the Vascular Access forum along with Coordinators on the clinical floor. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care needs of patients and families. Communicates with providers as needed about patients' condition, to assure prompt, timely patient care and interventions and participates in performance improvement activities responding to house wide needs. Vascular Access nursing staff coordinates scheduling and patient care assignments in a timely manner. VAS is available at any time during workday to place and or evaluate Vascular Access devices and determine their appropriate use. VAS is highly flexible with excellent critical thinking skills and can complete various job assignments in a timely manner as a team player.
- Current Registered/Licensed RN
- Licensure in State of Maine where applicable to practice.
- Peripheral I.V. experience preferred
- Current BCLS and ACLS.
- Vascular Assess Board Certified Required within 2 years
- Bachelors preferred
- Willingness to maintain 5 CEU's annually related to Vascular Assess
- Basic to Advanced computer knowledge.
- Proficient in interpreting ECG.
- Trained and educated in Sonography for Vascular Assses.
- Ability to organize work independently.
- Competency in the placement of peripheral catheters
- Must demonstrate excellent communication and written skills.
- No active disciplinary actions currently on applicant's employee record.
- Must be willing to complete required training for Vascular Access position which may include being sent to training facility.
- Must have an excellent work attendance record.
- Demonstrates a willingness to work as a team member with other staff throughout the hospital.
- High level skills in critical thinking and assessment related to vascular access device selection.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services in a safe and trustful environment through expertise, commitment and compassion of our team members, with the vision of safe, reliable, high quality care for each patient, every day.
How do we make this happen? By creating and maintaining a culture where our values of compassion, integrity, citizenship, service excellence and community are lived out in observable behaviors during all interactions.
ABOUT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE:
Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 400,000 people living in central, western, and mid-coast Maine. CMH's hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, and Rumford Hospital. CMH also supports Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization. Other system services include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, a regional trauma program, LifeFlight of Maine's southern Maine base, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other high quality clinical services.
About Central Maine Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) located in Lewiston, is a Level II Trauma Center serving Androscoggin County and the surrounding region. "CMMC's Centers of Excellence" include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, and a Trauma Services Program. CMMC is also the southern Maine base for LifeFlight of Maine, the state's only medical helicopter service. Supported by the latest technologies, CMMC's skilled professionals provide outstanding care delivered with compassion, kindness, and understanding. Learn more at: www.cmmc.org.
About Bridgton Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Bridgton Hospital serves the town of Bridgton and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. Bridgton Hospital was named as one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation for the third consecutive year in 2018.
About Rumford Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Rumford Hospital serves the town of Rumford and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. In 2018, Rumford Hospital was named one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog Group; in 2016, it was designated a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more at: www.rumfordhospital.org.
Central Maine Healthcare is equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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