Registered Specialty Nurse - PICC

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/22/2022 2:22 PM)
Requisition ID
Patient Care
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Night Shift (Defined for Classified roles as shift starts at 2:30 p.m. or later)
Post End Date


Schedule: Fulltime, nights


The RN Vascular Access Nurse, under general direction, has authority, responsibility, and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Vascular Access.  Functions primarily as a consultant; provides direct patient care and education to selected patients. Provides for staff development in areas of expertise. Responsible for product recommendations in areas of expertise. Maintains records and statistics reflecting role performance; participates in agency-wide committees and projects as indicated.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans. 


The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority.  For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept.  UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.


All UAMS employees will treat others with Dignity and Respect.  We communicate and share complete and unbiased information, assuring our colleagues receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order make informed decisions. 


We participate in institutional initiatives and encourage the participation of others.  We collaborate in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation, using best practices in delivering quality service. All duties will be performed in accordance with the UAMS Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care set forth by UAMS.  These core concepts allow for an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design and staff day-to-day interactions. It leads to better health outcomes, wiser allocation of resources, and greater patient and family satisfaction.  The core concepts of patient and family centered care consist of Dignity & Respect, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration. 


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.



Direct Patient Care:

  • Provides independent consultation for Vascular Access patients.
  • Follows protocols and treatment plans to evaluate and treat a variety of vascular access issues in the clinical setting
  • Collaborates with consulting providers as needed for coordination of care and discharge planning

Staff Development:

  • Educates staff on prevention and treatment of Vascular Access concerns.
  • Assists with procedure/policy development and review
  • Assists staff to maintain current knowledge and competence in areas of Vascular Access

Special Knowledge/Skills/Management and Leadership Activities:

  • Data collection/ tracking/ surveillance
  • Assists in development and/or revision of policy/procedure/protocols as needed regarding Vascular Access care
  • Participates in committee work
  • Conducts product evaluations when indicated to ensure evidenced-based
  • Analyzes stock items for appropriate admissions/deletions to ensure quality and cost-effectiveness of products used for Vascular Access care
  • Manages/coordinates programs/projects related to Vascular Access
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities
  • Uses sound judgement and adheres to Code of Ethics and Business Standards
  • Champions new initiatives; acts as a catalyst for change and manages implementation effectively
  • Identifies goals and vision for the team
  • Exemplary written and communication skills


Customer Service:  Interacts with, and assists, the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assists internal and external stakeholders, as needed, with exceptional customer service.


Other duties as assigned




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing
  • Valid RN License
  • 3 year of Registered Nursing experience
  • Strong basic Vascular Access background and skill set
  • Experience in Medical Record System
  • Experience in Clinical Documentation
  • Ability to manage conflict in a variety of situations
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Advanced communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to align and motivate key process stakeholders, including nurses, providers, and other clinical/administrative staff
  • Knowledgeable in Infection Control principles and guidelines


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of nursing/leadership experience in an academic, acute care institution
  • Is proficient and actively placing PIV/PICC
  • Knowledge in Epic Medical Record System
  • Knowledge in MS Office and database software
  • Experience in Quality Monitoring and Analysis
  • Knowledgeable in cardiac rhythm recognition



This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).





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