RN PICC Position is Full Time at Houghton Hospital
The Vascular Access (PICC) RN participates in increased levels of care in a dynamic setting that provides quality care to higher acuity patients that require a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
The PICC RN determines best vascular access device for patient based on medications, diagnosis, and length of hospital stay and/or home IV therapy. Reports directly to the patient's primary nurse and/or physician as needed. Troubleshoots and Declot VAD's or assists staff as a resource to unclot the line. Provides education regarding Vascular Access with patients, family, and staff. Obtain consent and Cerner documentation. Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse.
Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements
Associate's Degree in Nursing or Diploma Program required. BSN preferred.
Sufficient previous clinical experience in area of expertise.
Current Arizona RN license or compact state license
BLS Basic Cardiac & ACLS (American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
Northwest Medical Center Houghton is a 52-bed, full-service hospital serving Tucson's east side. With a cath lab, and full intensive care unit, full lab and radiology services and four operating rooms supporting a broad array of specialties, Northwest Medical Center Houghton holds plenty of opportunity for applicants. Whether caring for patients at the bedside or supporting the hospital in a non-clinical role, we're excited to build a team who can really make an impact on our community. NMC Houghton is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.