Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) – Infusion / Vascular AccessWork Site: Lions Gate HospitalStatus: CasualStart Date: As soon as possibleSalary: $33.56 – $44.06 per hourHours: variousReference#: 106843-malJOB SUMMARY:Practices in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of a client and family centered care model. Provides intravenous therapy to clients in safe and effective manner to achieve optimal outcomes. Works independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers and members of the Infusion Program. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in IV therapy including facilitating and developing internal communication linkages/relationships to advocate for continued usage of the infusion program by unit nursing staff. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & Experience Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).Completion of one year experience with venous access devices.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesBroad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.Broad knowledge of CRNBC standards for nursing practice.Knowledge of the standards of practice for parenteral therapy.Knowledge of principles of asepsis and infection control.Demonstrated ability in IV Therapy such as establishing peripheral IV accessDemonstrated skill in caring for a variety of parenteral therapy devices, including peripheral lVs, CVCs, VADs.Demonstrated knowledge and skill related to medication actions/side effects, anatomy and physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, blood and blood components, and site selection legalities.Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.Demonstrated ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies.Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities.Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, facilitation, coaching, and work direction.Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skills in CPR techniques.Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.