This Staff Nurse will be responsible for: Providing vascular access nursing care incorporating the Boston Children’s Hospital Nursing Synergy Model components. Placement of peripheral IVs and PICC lines for patients from infancy to adult using vascular visualization devices including ultrasound. Patient/family education. Consulting with staff related to vascular access devices and complications of vascular access. Care and maintenance of vascular access devices and clinical interventions for PICC issues: including clearance of occluded catheters, removal of catheters with resistance, dressing protocols for skin issues. Providing unit-based education. Participation in quality and process improvement projects. Schedule: 12-hour shifts, day/evening rotation with occasional night coverage, every third weekend. 30 hours per week and 36 hours per week available.
To qualify, you must have: A BSN. Minimum of 2 - 3 years RN experience, including experience inserting and caring for vascular access devices. Pediatric experience strongly preferred. Experience in the use of vascular visualization devices including ultrasound guidance, PICC insertion and pediatric IV experience strongly preferred. CRNI or VA-BC certification strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 43027
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)
We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 158,700 radiological examinations.