Azura Vascular Access Registered Nurse - RN Per Diem

Fresenius Medical Center

Jacksonville, FL 32232

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

**Job ID** 200001G4


**Available Openings** 1


**PURPOSE AND SCOPE:**


Supports FMCNA’s mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. Adheres to the FVC/FMCNA Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and FVC/FMS policy requirements.


Provides direct nursing care pre, during and post procedure, under the direction of the Facility Manager and/or Charge Registered Nurse, utilizing standard nursing techniques to assist the physician in optimum patient outcomes following facility policies and procedures.


**PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES** :


+ As a skilled specialist, completes (insert) tasks in resourceful and effective ways which include, but are not limited to:


+ Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative. Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.


+ Contacts are frequently with individuals representing outside organizations, and/or individuals of significant importance within the company. Contacts involve planning and preparation of the communications; requires skill, tact, persuasion and/or negotiation to accomplish the objectives of the communications.


+ Acts as a subject matter expert.


+ Determines methods and procedures on new assignments.


+ May act as an informal team leader and provides assistance to A1, A2, and A3 with support tasks that require considerable judgment and initiative.


+ Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.


+ May escalate difficult/complex issues to supervisor for resolution, as deemed necessary.


+ Assist with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.


_QUALITY:_


+ Responsible for supporting and driving FVC quality standards through meeting regulatory and accrediting body requirements and the practice of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), including use of FVC/FMS CQI tools.


+ Assists with implementation of FVC quality goals and facility specific action plans in order to achieve FVC quality standards.


+ Accountable for outstanding quality of patient care, as defined by the FVC quality goals, to ensure that FVC/FMC policies and procedures are followed.


+ Responsible for addressing and acting on adverse events and action thresholds in collaboration with facility management.


+ Maintains integrity of medical records and other FVC administrative and operational records.


+ Complies with all data collection and auditing activities.


+ Maintains facility environmental integrity and safety.


_PATIENT:_


+ Obtains necessary medical history, discusses procedure and answers questions, and performs nursing assessment on the day of the procedure.


+ Provides education to patients and patient’s family regarding post procedure care of vascular access.


+ Monitors patient condition before, during and after the procedure, especially patients having moderate sedation and contrast media injections for possible complications or reactions.


+ Acts as a resource for the patient to address patient concerns and questions.


+ Identifies and communicates patient related issues to facility management, as needed.


+ Completes documentation of patient information from admission to discharge in an accurate manner.


+ Confirm written orders, consents and lab work are completed and documented in accordance with facility policies. This includes appropriate preparation of lab requisitions; delivery to appropriate labs; reporting and forwarding of lab results to appropriate physician.


+ Maintains competency with all emergency operational procedures, and initiates CPR and emergency measures, as needed.


+ Administers medications and IV moderate sedation to patients as directed per physician’s orders, and in compliance with FVC, company, federal, state and local regulations.


+ Acts as scrub technologist to assist the physician during procedure as needed; maintaining a sterile technique.


+ Assists with patient workflow by transporting patients as needed.


+ Performs point – of – care laboratory testing as directed per physician’s orders and in compliance with FVC, company, federal, state and local regulations.


+ Performs IV insertion as per physician orders.


+ Performs additional tasks as designated by Physician, practicing in compliance with state regulations.


_PHYSICIANS:_


+ Provides regular and effective communication with physicians on an as needed basis.


+ Attends and participates in Governing Body, assisting with meeting agenda and gathering of data/material for meetings.


+ Attends and participates in CQI meetings with physicians, reporting on assigned topics.


+ May assist facility management in working with the physicians and staff to verify all necessary instruments and equipment.


+ Assists the physician in completing and reporting state required adverse event reports and reporting internally as per FVC/FMC policy and procedure.


_MAINTENANCE/TECHNICAL:_


+ Operates appropriate facility equipment and technology, including but not limited to, patient monitors, defibrillators, medical recording devices, sterilizers and computers in a safe and efficient manner.


+ Inspects operation of all facility equipment and reports malfunctions, and maintenance needs to ensure the safe and effective operation of all vascular access equipment.


+ Inspects operation of all facility operating systems, including temperature checks in appropriate areas and physical structure of the facility and reports any issues to the Facility Manager.


+ Ensures a clean, safe and sanitary environment in the vascular access facility at all times.


+ Ensures all blood spills are immediately addressed according to the FVC/FMCNA Bloodborne Pathogen Control Policies.


_ADMINISTRATIVE:_


+ Assists with efficient utilization of medication, laboratory, inventory, supplies and equipment to achieve supply cost goals following all guidelines established in the FVC/FMS formularies.


+ May assist in the development and revision of any applicable policies and procedures related to the facility to ensure continuous process improvement.


+ Assists with Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities including monthly reports and attending meetings as required.


+ Assists with maintaining medication supply, including inventory control, checking for expired medications, and ensuring appropriate recording of controlled substances as required by law.


+ Completes usage logs for all medications with appropriate documentation, as well as, records of drug disposal in accordance with local, state, and federal law.


+ Assists with maintaining facility supply inventory, including ordering and restocking of supplies as needed.


+ Examines emergency equipment and supplies, including stocking of the crash cart on a regular basis.


+ Completes medical records in an accurate manner in compliance with FVC policies and procedures prior to discharge of the patient. Perform chart audits on a regular basis.


+ May participate in facility regulatory and accreditation surveys and action plans to address any deficiencies.


+ Completes state required records for all implanted devices in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with FVC/FMS records management guidelines.


+ Participates in staff meetings, training and orientation as assigned.


+ Complies with HIPPA policies and standards regarding patient information and m


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