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Vascular Access Specialist - Vascular Access

Company: Cook County Sheriff
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Vascular Access SpecialistMinimum Qualifications

* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university (Official Transcripts must be provided at time of interview)
* Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain licensure within two weeks of starting employment
* Three (3) years of full-time clinical nursing experience
* Two (2) years of vascular access experience
* Two (2) years of teaching which includes formal and clinical teaching ultrasound-guided vascular procedures
* Experience with ultrasound-guided peripheral IV, midline catheter and PICC placement
* Experience with Quality Improvement projects
* Prior experience using the PICC tip confirmation system
* Prior experience reading Chest X-rays to confirm PICC placement or malposition
* Current Certification in Vascular Access with peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) competency, Vascular Access-Board Certified (VA-BC) and/or Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter (CPUI)
* Active Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certification
* Active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Preferred Qualifications

* Prior experience assisting with paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture and central venous catheter placement
* Experience with data collection and analysis of procedures
* Certification in clinical area
* Bilingual

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

* Knowledge of relevant Standards of Practice, Professional Guidelines and Regulatory Requirements
* Strong knowledge and understanding of Midline catheter, PICC placement, and UltrasoundGuided PIV placement.
* Knowledge of sterilization techniques and infection control
* Working knowledge of electronic medical record database
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
* Sufficient organizational skills to manage diverse group of complex patients
* Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships with patients, members of the health care team, and other personnel
* Ability to use a ultrasound for procedural imaging guidance
* Ability to assess information, appy critical thinking to determine course of action, and relay this information to patients, families, and clinical staff
* Ability to provide detailed and appropriate teaching to other clinicians, patients, and families verbally and in writing
* Ability to demonstrate respect and sensivity for cultural diversity, patients and coworkers of all sexual orientations and gender identities
* Ability to effectively communicate while maintaining HIPPA for protected healh information (PHI)
* Strong written and verbal communication
* Ability to function autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
* Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)
* Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
* Demonstrate familiarity and proficiency with surgical aseptic technique, universal patient safety precautions
* Play an active role in quality assurance /quality improvement initiatives and clinical research projects, including patient enrollment and data collection.
* Explain risks and benefits of procedures to patient and family when applicable

Physical and Environmental Demands

This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.



When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable


* A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference



* Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
* Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
* CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.


Keywords: Cook County Sheriff, Chicago , Vascular Access Specialist - Vascular Access, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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