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Position Summary: The Vascular Access Registered Nurse (VARN) is responsible for providing high quality vascular access care to each assigned patient, and assists the physician with central line related procedures. The VARN making decisions regarding patient care using critical thinking skills, knowledge and integration of available standards, resources, and data. The VARN completes all patient and department related documentation in accordance with regulatory, MHS and department standards. He/she serves as the patient advocate and is a key resource to the bedside RN providing education/training and competency evaluation, as required. The VARN may delegate the performance of selected patient care tasks to competent individuals in selected situations while retaining the responsibility and accountability for the care and coordination of care for the patient.
Minimum Requirements: One (1) year of general nursing and vascular access experience in an acute care hospital required
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing, or obtained within three years from the initial date of hire Advanced Degree in Nursing (MSN, PhD, DNP, ARNP) preferred Current Washington State License as a Registered Nurse required Current PICC certification required
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MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
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