Vascular Access Specialist (Nights)

Job title: Vascular Access Specialist (Nights)

Company: Mayo Clinic

Job description: Why Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and – to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You’ll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.ResponsibilitiesThe Vascular Access Specialist (VAS), functions as a specialized Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) providing assessment, treatment and monitoring of patients with acute illness or cardiopulmonary compromise. This individual provides support for the equipment necessary in the care of these patients and assists physicians and other medical/surgical support staff in conducting activities necessary for interventions, physiological monitoring and direct patient care. The VAS conducts a variety of invasive, therapeutic and critical monitoring procedures primarily in the critical care setting, to include:

  • Mastery of sterile technique
  • Ultrasound use to include; IV, Arterial Line, CVC insertion and Trans Esophageal Echo
  • Seldinger and Modified Seldinger line insertion technique
  • PICC insertion
  • Insertion, monitoring and troubleshoot of Arterial pressure monitoring lines
  • Set-up, monitor and troubleshoot of all pressure transducing lines
  • Insertion, monitoring and transport of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Removal of femoral CVCs and femoral Sheaths- groin management
  • Primary resource for insertion and monitoring of PA catheters
  • Assist with the insertion and monitoring of Intra-cranial and Lumbar catheters
  • Instruct and monitor Resident’s training, of Central Line insertion and sterile technique
  • Safe and appropriate removal of invasive lines and catheters

This individual is a technical and educational resource for patients, family members and other members of the patient care team. The VAS will assess data reflective of the patient’s status and appropriately interprets information relative to the patient’s age-specific needs. The VAS must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The VAS will be competent working with patients in the Emergency Department, PACU, and Critical Care and may also function as the shift Charge Therapist.Qualifications

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy, AAS required.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Minimum of three years of recent hospital critical care experience required.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in clinical or business area preferred.
  • Advanced skills in critical care and in-depth knowledge of hemodynamic monitoring required.
  • Successful completion of extensive in-house vascular access training required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays required.
  • Adapts well and calmly to unpredictable situations within the patient care settings.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills, patient assessment skills and basic computer skills.


  • Credentialed through the NBRC, registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required.
  • Current Arizona RCP license.
  • Basic Life Support Certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Competency.
  • ACLS preferred on hire, required within six months and maintained thereafter.
  • VA-BC certification required two years after completion of in-house training.
  • PALS preferred.

Exemption StatusNonexemptCompensation Detail$31.01 – $46.55 / hourBenefits EligibleYesScheduleFull TimeHours/Pay Period72Schedule Details3 12hrs, Night shiftsWeekend ScheduleEvery other weekend required.International AssignmentNoSite DescriptionJust as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives.Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity EmployerAs an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.RecruiterAriane Brobst

Expected salary: $31.01 – 46.55 per hour

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 08:31:34 GMT

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