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Company: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Location: Olney, MD
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Summary:

RN with PICC insertion skills who assumes responsibility and accountability for vascular access needs of patients, provides care through continued utilization of nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members, oversees care of central lines for CLABSI prevention, and inserts PICCs, Midlines, and other peripheral vascular access devices as appropriate for patient needs.

Primary Duties:

  • Advocates for appropriate vascular access device based on patient clinical needs
  • Obtains consent and inserts PICCs and MLs with ultrasound guidance, using Modified Seldinger Technique and maximum sterile barrier precautions
  • Assesses and performs routine care and maintenance for all central lines in accordance with INS standards, including troubleshooting malfunctioning central lines and advocating for removal of central lines as clinically indicated
  • Supports bedside nurses by troubleshooting and inserting short peripheral catheters with and without ultrasound guidance for patients with poor vasculature
  • Collaborates with the interprofessional team to meet patient needs
  • Accurately documents all patient care in EMR and updates plan of care
  • Educates patients, family members, and staff on care and maintenance of vascular access device and infection prevention
  • Administers tPA for catheter clearance
  • Uses basic computer skills to input and track data
  • Adheres to systemwide clinical practice guidelines and hospital/department policies, attends department meetings, and contributes to achievement of established goals
  • Implements and monitors compliance with CLABSI prevention measures
  • Inserts nasogastric feeding tubes using Cortrak guidance


  • BSN
  • PICC insertion skills
  • 1-2 years of vascular access experience, hospital preferred
  • Maryland Nursing License
  • CPR (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Specialty certification preferred (VA-BC or CRNI)
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
  • Basic computer skills to perform data entry using Microsoft Word and Excel


About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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