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University Health Care System IV Team - RN - Night Shift (Full Time) in Augusta, Georgia

Responsibilities

The IV Team is responsible and accountable for quality intravenous therapy for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Performs venipunctures for initiation and continuation of therapy, assesses and troubleshoot IV issues, responds to all Code Blues and MET’s, maintains patient electronic medical records, precept designated personnel as assigned, and may teach classes/programs about IV therapy when appointed to do so. Is supervised by the Infusion/VAT Supervisor. Accountability is monitored through performance evaluations, productivity and through interdisciplinary feedback.

Embraces shared governance nursing organizational principals by serving on nursing councils as participant or leader so that outcome, goals and objectives of nursing are achieved. Accountability will be monitored through direct observations; achievement of team service goals including satisfaction, quality and financial outcomes; and performance improvement and patient safety activities. The provision of nursing care will be provided in an environment that embraces maximum participation by the staff nurses, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the ANA Practice Standards.

Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, cultural sensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.

Qualifications

Education:

Must be a graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing.

BSN required.

Licensure/Certification:

Current and valid professional nurse license in Georgia.

Must have current BLS certification.

Experience:

Experience with phlebotomy and IV Therapy required. Must have two (2) years experience in clinical setting. Employees must have a minimum of one (1) year’s recent experience in an acute care setting.

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

Possesses analytical skills and an increased knowledge of IV Therapy necessary for assessment, implementation and evaluation of IV care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Able to provide instructions to patients/ family members.

Must be understanding, patient and have the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of personnel, management, physicians, patients, visitors and other departments.

Must be cooperative, flexible, helpful, in good health and able to fulfill all duties above including become certified in basic CPR.

Physical Demands:

Standing for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours).

Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours).

Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head.

Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.

Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones. Must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.

Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions.

Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells.

HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89.

Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies.

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Job ID 2021-16058

Category Nursing

Department 6465 - Vascular Access Team

Shift Night Shift

Pay Grade 902

FT/PT/PRN Full Time

Recruiter Maritess

Recruiter Email maritessbell@uh.org

LocationUS-GA-Augusta

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