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CommonSpirit Health PICC RN in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Nursing leadership position, which assumes responsibility as infusion clinical resource to primarily acute care areas, but may also include all staff within the Mercy system. Will assess vascular access needs of those clients referred. Insert peripherally inserted central catheters and midline catheters as appropriate and ordered. Assists Medical Imaging RN’s with procedures as needed, adopting Medical Imaging RN job description.

CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Functions as expert nurse in various vascular-access device skills.

  • Functions in clinical areas as needed, providing services to clients, which may include neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Competencies will be demonstrated in each age-specific area prior to assignment and delivery of care to that population.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use related to infusion therapy.

  • Observes practices associated with insertion, care, and maintenance of central venous catheters and peripheral venous catheters.

  • Collects and analyzes outcome data related to bloodstream infections.

  • Provides status reports to nursing staff, medical staff, and the Infection Control Committee.

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all patient/personnel/program information.

  • Inserts Peripherally inserted central catheters maintaining appropriate technique.

  • Inserts midline catheters maintaining appropriate technique.

  • Participates in off-hours coverage of patient care. This includes call rotation, evening, weekend, and holiday coverage.

  • Cross trains to Medical Imaging RN functions.

CONSULTATION/EDUCATION

  • Educate house staff and nursing staff on the clinical practice guideline regarding central venous catheter insertion and maintenance.

  • Assists in coordination of skills and competencies related to infusion therapy.

  • Functions as an infusion therapy resource throughout the hospital.

  • Demonstrates expertise in the use of infusion therapy techniques, supplies and equipment.

  • Serves as a mentor/preceptor for new RNs orienting to infusion therapy skills.

  • Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures related to infusion services.

  • Provides patient, family and caregiver instruction and counseling in recognition of physical, emotional and environmental health problems.

  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act, Corporate Policy, department policy and professional judgment.

  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities.

  • Participates actively in intra-departmental and inter-departmental organizational and educational meetings.

Qualifications

  • MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Current Iowa registered nurse license.

  • BS/BSN preferred.

  • Minimum of three years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse and demonstrated competence with infusion therapy.

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Requisition ID 2021-151464

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Interventional Radiology

Shift Varied

Standard Hours PRN

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-DES MOINES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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