RRT, Central Venous Cath Spec

Job Number
203044
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
Shift
Day
Department
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix - Respiratory Thrpy-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
1111 East McDowell Rd
City & State
US-AZ-Phoenix
Posting Category
Respiratory Therapy
New Grad
Yes

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This position will be working with the Vascular Access process with the opportunity to eventually advance and insert PICC and central lines. Vascular Access is a specialty area and the RRT will perform dressing changes on all types of central lines, flushing the catheter, de-clotting procedures, trouble shooting, and discontinuation of central lines.

 

Vascular Access is procedural based and requires critical thinking. The RRT will collaborate with physicians, advocating for what is best for the patient, and voicing their concerns while offering solutions.  We are seeking motivated candidates with a great attitude and an eagerness to learn. Must be available to work any days as the position will not have a set schedule and able to work every other weekend.

 

Associate or technical degree. Successful completion of a training course in PICC or Banner Health Sims Lab training for CVC insertions.  Proof of good standing with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). A current license in state practiced as required by state law. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required. In-depth knowledge of clinical techniques, applications and equipment as typically obtained through 3 years of clinical experience as a RRT, including one year of peripheral venous or arterial catheter insertion. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other

 

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About Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position independently provides and maintains peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and/or central venous catheter (CVC) access. This position conducts patient assessments and provides recommendations regarding care, serves as a resource person and specialist and provides assistance with departmental activities, quality improvement and development of best practice guidelines.

 

Essential Functions

  • Reviews labs, patient history and physician orders to determine appropriate line to be utilized for the procedure and/or identify potential issues that may arise or preclude the patient from being a viable candidate or require alternate form of vascular access. Collaborates with physicians to determine appropriate long-term access needs. Obtains patients authorization to perform the procedure.

 

  • Inserts and maintains PICC lines and/or simple central lines in the neck and peripheral according to department policy and procedures, to include dressing changes, line reviews and declotting. Utilizes ultrasound technology, advanced knowledge of anatomy and specialized insertion techniques to ensure accurate insertion of the central line. Reviews chest x-rays to ensure accurate placement of the central venous catheter or device. Maintains sterile field throughout the insertion process to ensure quality outcomes. Maintains accurate, timely and appropriate documentation.

 

  • Participates in ongoing monitoring of quality initiatives, department database, appropriateness and effectiveness of bundle compliance, acts as a change agent and participates in the development, interpretation, implementation and evaluation of quality goals/objective and quality management activities within the clinical service lines. May coordinate oversight of quality and safety standards, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.

 

  • Acts as a resource to therapists and other healthcare practitioners regarding patient status, equipment and operational issues. Participates in interdisciplinary rounding, making recommendations for changes in therapy dictated by the patients condition.

 

  • Provides training, orientation and patient education to staff, patients and families, in accordance with policy and practice guidelines. Assists in the development of departmental policies and procedures based on best practice.

 

  • Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services. Provides maintenance of associated equipment as demonstrated through observation and documentation.

 

  • May, on occasion, provide respiratory therapy services as prescribed and in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures, including inserting and maintaining arterial lines, assisting in FDPAC and IAPB insertion and associated invasive cardiac outputs/profile and non-invasive cardiac outputs.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Associate or technical degree. Successful completion of a training course in PICC or Banner Health Sims Lab training for CVC insertions.

Proof of good standing with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). A current license in state practiced as required by state law. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.

In-depth knowledge of clinical techniques, applications and equipment as typically obtained through 3 years of clinical experience as a RRT, including one year of peripheral venous or arterial catheter insertion. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other healthcare personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

CPUI and VA-BC certifications preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.