RN Staff Nurse - Vascular Access

Posted on Mar 9, 2019 by Legacy Health System

Portland, OR 97209
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Requisition ID: 19-7311
Job Location: Emanuel Medical Ctr campus
Department: IV Therapy
Position Status: Part Time - Benefitted
Avg Hrs/Wk: 24
FTE: 0.60
Pay Range: USD $38.58/Hr. - USD $56.12/Hr.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Non-union
Work_Days: Variable schedule, with weekends/holidays
Shift: Evening
Shift Length: 8
Shift Start Time: 6:00 PM
Shift End Time: 2:30 AM


The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

The expectation of this job is to be available and flexible to travel to various sites throughout Legacy Health and provide patient care.


Responsible for patient care within an assigned department/unit and participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of the clinical manager or designee as defined by the relevant Standards and Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse. The RN Staff Nurse assesses, analyzes, plans, implements and evaluates patient care following established patient care standards for Legacy Health System including those for patient assessment and transfer.

Provides consultation for providers and nurses for the most appropriate vascular access device based on patient assessment and the treatment plan. Places vascular access devices such as: peripheral intravenous catheters (PIV), Peripheral Inserted Central Catheters (PICC), Midline catheters and Intra-osseous catheters. Accesses and de-accesses implanted ports. Assesses and manages central venous access devices including routine dressing changes, cap changes and intervenes to maintain patency of central venous access devices. Serves as a resource for the health care team in the intravenous access, placement, management, and patient/family education for care and maintenance. Service area is both inpatient and outpatient.



As required by licensure. BSN preferred.


One-year registered nursing experience or completion of either the Legacy Health RN Residency program or a nursing program that is equivalent in content, curriculum and duration.

Thorough knowledge of care and skill in placement of peripheral IV catheters; thorough knowledge of care of central IV access devices and PICC competency as determined by Nurse Manager or designee.


Demonstrated ability of positive interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Both Oregon and Washington state RN licensure required. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Reference: 665610030

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