Registered Nurse (Vascular Access Team)

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Job Category:
Vascular Lab (VASLB)
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hours/week
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Registered Nurses (RNs) are accountable to the professional standards of nursing practice from the College of Nurses of Ontario. Vascular Access RNs possess a defined body of advanced research-based knowledge, specialized clinical skills, procedural skills and professional collaboration which as directed at comprehensive, effective patient and family centered care. Vascular Access RNs integrate leadership competencies within the coordinated care team. RNs play a pivotal role in care and discharge planning, coordination, collaboration and delivery of high level functioning of the health care team. RNs apply their clinical knowledge and leadership skills to collect and interpret information, make appropriate clinical nursing decisions and carry out therapeutic nursing interventions. 

The Vascular Access Nurse is responsible for the coordination of care provided to patients with vascular access needs, including PICC Lines (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) at MGH. The purpose of the Vascular Access Nurse is to determine the most appropriate vascular access device, and place PICC lines in a setting that will minimize resource utilization while providing quality service.



- Registered Nurse with current Certificate of Registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- BScN preferred.
- BCLS required.
- Certified in IV insertion (adult and child).
- Minimum of 5 years IV insertion and Central Venous Access Devices(CVAD) experience.
- PICC Certification with a minimum of 1-2 years PICC insertion experience desired.
- Knowledge of Ultrasound guidance preferred.



- Must be prepared to work in all areas of the Michael Garron Hospital.                 
- Maintains competence relevant to current practices.
- 5 years of recent continuous experience and demonstrated competence in IV therapy including challenging IV insertions.
- 5 years of recent continuous experience and demonstrated competence in management of central venous access devices (for example, PICC, Hickman and Port-a-Cath).
- 1-2 years PICC insertion experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current vascular access protocols and policies.
- Demonstrated ability to provide care for patients with vascular access devices for example, blood withdrawal, flushing, capping, removal and troubleshooting.
- Strong leadership skills and experience taking the lead in multidisciplinary teams.
- Demonstrated ability to implement plan of care including independent and interdependent nursing functions.
- Demonstrated ability to participate in unit quality initiatives and measurements.    
- Demonstrated understanding of accountability based practice.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet the needs of the patient/unit.
- Experience with patient teaching programs (individual and group).
- Ability to work independently as well as a team environment.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to de-escalate situations as they arise.
- Demonstrates appropriate use of the Core Service Standards.
- Demonstrates a commitment to continued professional and personal growth and development through continuing education programs and self-directed learning opportunities.
- Demonstrated strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal. 
- Demonstrated computer literacy.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Excellent time management and attendance record required.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
-  All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and  practices.

Vaccines(COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.