Position Summary: The PICC Line Technician, under the supervision of the Clinical Manager and Director, performs services in a designated area according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and the hospital. Works cooperatively within the department and other services, to create a system of quality health care.
Position Responsibilities: Independently functions in a professional manner as the PICC Line Technician for PICC line procedures in various departments throughout the hospital. Selects and prepares (after consultation with the PICC RN) the appropriate supplies and equipment needed for PICC line insertion, exchange, or trouble shooting of PICC Lines ,assists with positioning of patient, acts as “empowered observer” of the PICC Nurse’s sterile technique, and performs related activities under the direction of the PICC nurse, not limited to direct patient care when needed.
When not assisting the PICC nurse with insertions, the PICC Technician will be responsible for maintaining supplies for PICC cart, cleaning of PICC equipment, and preparing for the next case.
The PICC Line technician will participate in activities related to quality improvement, continuing education, orientation of new personnel and emergency preparedness.
The PICC Line Tech will maintain current knowledge in areas of surgical aseptic technique, pre-operative care, support of the PICC Line patient under direct RN supervision, provide patient transportation if needed, the ordering of supplies, charge data, and order entry as needed.
Prior Nurse Assistant or Tech experience is required.