University of Utah Health Care

  • Vascular Access Technician - PICC

    Requisition Number
    29579
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    PRN
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    0700-1930, team operates 7 days a week
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UUH IPC 25B VASCULAR ACCESS
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position provides assistive care to patients and facilitates in the efficient delivery of patient care, supports the professional role of the licensed staff, and provides support and assistance directed by licensed staff in rendering basic healthcare to the patient. This position also assists with clerical functions, setting up sterile fields during PICC/ML/difficult PIV insertion, and as a multi-skilled auxiliary worker.

    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares patients for vascular access procedures according to the PICC team guidelines and policies.
    • Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to all licensed staff members.
    • Performs vascular access specialty skills and delegated procedures under the direction of a licensed staff member.
    • Monitors and cleans assigned equipment used during the insertion after each insertion. Reports outdated supplies, stock levels, orders and restocks procedural carts.
    • Answers telephones, forwards messages and under the direction of a licensed staff, schedules appointments, procedures and diagnostic tests.
    • Assists in routine clerical functions such as helping with copies needed in the PICC office, downloading and storage of ultra sound images, and helping to organize and write information about the measurements of the PICC line on the billing sheet so that it can be charted into power chart by a licensed staff member.
    • Attends and completes hospital and PICC mandatory in-services.
    • Completes all of the assigned mandatory edu-cat training for employees.
    • May assist with in-patient and family education by providing educational material and general health information to patients and family members.
    • May assist with transporting patients under the direction of the licensed staff.
    • May perform IV access and phlebotomy without ultrasound.
    • May perform others duties as assigned.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated phlebotomy and IV skills.
    • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the specific PICC team skills within six weeks of hire. *Specialty skills may not be performed until the new hire completes competency testing and pass off.
    • Ability to practice work place safety as incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood, pathogens, used needles and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.
    • Ability to withstand the physical demand of being on your feet for long periods of time, of moving and helping to position patients in good position for placing the PICC lines.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • Experience as an assistant to the licensed specialty nurses on the PICC team.
    • Aseptic technique experience.
    • EMT or phlebotomy certification.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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