The venous access nurse's responsibilities include vein assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for a complex patient population. The venous access nurse provides patient and family education and psychosocial and emotional support. He/she is a member of a multidisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers and staff at the Institute, BWH, and other collaborating institutions and agencies. The venous access nurse identifies his/her own professional goals and learning needs. The role requires IV clinical expertise, ability to assess veins and make recommendations to providers for other access devices based on the vein assessment, critical thinking, collaborative practice as a venous access nurse within a cancer center, line care maintenance and troubleshooting, knowledge of vein preservation principles and techniques, excellent communication skills and an understanding of the principles and practices of clinical research. The Mission, Vision and Core values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
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