Job Description

Req # 25487

Nursing Support · Maricopa Medical Center


Regular - Full Time 36 Hours Per Week, Days

(32) $30.36 - $48.58

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director Nursing, a Vascular Access Specialist provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. The Vascular Access Specialist has advanced training and is responsible for initiating, maintaining, and monitoring intravenous therapy access device and serving as a resource to the hospital staff to optimize Vascular Access Therapy for adults, adolescents, and pediatric patients. This position conducts patient assessments and provides recommendations regarding care and provides assistance with departmental activities, quality improvement and development of best practice guidelines in respect to vascular access.


Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing. Must have at least one (1) year prior RN experience that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Critical care nursing experience is preferred. Requires successful completion of a PICC training course with extensive line placement history, short peripheral IV and Midline catheter insertions. Requires successful completion of training on ultrasound equipment. EKG/Telemetry training course is preferred. Must possess a current, valid AZ RN license; temporary AZ RN license; or valid compact RN licensure for current state of practice. Must also be in good standing with the issuing Board of Nursing. PICC Insertion Certification required upon hire. Requires BLS and ACLS. A BLS and ACLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months. PALS certification will be required within six (6) months of hire. Ability to work with culturally diverse people is a must. Bilingual is preferred. Must have excellent communication, time management and customer service skills. Requires basic computer word processing skills (e.g. formatting, editing, printing, composing email, internet searches, etc.) to be able to successfully navigate through an electronic medical record using a computer. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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