The RN practices as a member of the Vascular Access Team. The Vascular Access Team specializes in Vascular Access, including technologies such as modified seldinger technique with micro-introducers and the use of venous ultrasound, Sherlock and 3cg to assist with placing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs), and the maintenance and care of such devices and other vascular devices. Patient population includes inpatients and outpatients within all adult age groups. Duties include but are not limited to: provides vascular access and IV Therapy services and maintenance to patients. documents and reports patient care that reflects critical thinking process. provides services to include vascular assessment, starting routine IVs, insertion of PICC and midline catheters, maintenance and care of long-term IV therapy patients and limited phlebotomy. functions as a member of the Thrombolytic Code Team. receives certification in reading chest x-rays to release PICC lines for use. provides patient/family teaching. Work Schedule: 8 or 10 hour shifts 0600 to 1630 or 0600 to 1430 available. (There is one vacancy for days and two vacancies for evenings). Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Approved Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.