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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA RN08 - VASCULAR ACCESS NURSING (VAN) COORDINATOR in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday/Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose : The Vascular Access Nursing (VAN) Coordinator reports to the Manager of WOC Nursing and VAN programs. Under limited supervision, the Coordinator oversees the work of the VAN Team providing comprehensive evaluation of vascular access needs for patients, utilizing the principles and practices of the nursing process; in an effort to inform quality improvement efforts, reduce post procedure complication rates and provide quality patient care. This position provides education to patients and family members regarding vascular access needs, Vascular Access Device (VAD) care and maintenance while interacting with other members of the health care team to achieve desired results. The Coordinator oversees the work of the VAN Teams assessment and management of VAD care. This role supervises staff to include the hiring, disciplining, performance review, orientation and utilization.

Minimum Training and Education: Master's degree in Nursing (or health related field appropriate for role) from an accredited college/university preferred, Bachelors of Science in Nursing required and a minimum of five years of work experience in the field of vascular access nursing, preferred. Because the facility is a 24/7 operation, position may include mandatory participation in various schedules to include on-call, day, evening, night, and/or weekend rotations or coverage.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Current certification in PICC Insertion with Ultrasound (CPUI) and VA-BC is required, or obtained within first 6 months. Must hold and maintain these certifications throughout employment. Additional certification as CRNI is preferred. Licensure as a registered nurse by the SC Board of Nursing or a compact state required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR /AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: The following descriptions are applicable to this sections 1) continuous 6-8 hours per shift 2) Frequent 2-6 hours per shift 3) infrequent 0 - 2 hours per shift.

Ability to perform job functions while standing or sitting (C)

Ability to perform job functions while walking (C)

Ability to climb stairs (I)

Ability to work indoors (C)

Ability to work outside in temperature extremes (I)

Ability to work from elevated areas (F)

Ability to work in confined or cramped spaces.(I)

Ability to perform job functions from kneeling or twisting at the waist (F)

Ability to perform "pinching" operations (F)

Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands; wrists and elbows (C)

Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination (F)

Ability to reach in all directions (C)

Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs unassisted (I)

Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes(C)

Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance (C)

Ability to differentiate colors (C)

Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perceptions(C)

Ability to maintain hearing acuity with corrections (C)

Ability to work rotating shifts (F)

Ability to work overtime(F)

Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions(C)