Staff Nurse Vascular Access Service Team (VAST)

Staff Nurse Vascular Access Service Team (VAST)

  • Mayo Clinic -Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Responsible to provides access to a patient’s circulatory system through the insertion of a small, thin tube called a catheter.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Equivalent from Accredited University obtained through personal attending study method (not distant learning or on-line study method)


  • Minimum Two (2) years of experience on a VAST Unit


  • Current and in good Standing Nursing License/Registration (RN) to practice in country of residence

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Difficult Peripheral Intravenous catheter insertion (Adult and Paediatric)
  • Midline Catheter Insertion (Adult)
  • Midline Catheter Removal (Adult)
  • PICC Line Catheter Insertion (Adult)
  • PICC Line catheter removal (Adult)
  • Assisting with Central Line Insertion (Adult)
  • Removal of Central Line (Adult)
  • Demonstrate advanced nursing knowledge and clinical competence in the Staff Nurse VAST area.
  • Act as an advisor and resource person within the Staff Nurse VAST area.
  • Work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team within the remit of the Registered Nurse (RN) license, to provide advanced nursing care, including nurse led clinics.
  • Act as an advisor and resource person for current evidence-based nursing practice information in the Staff Nurse VAST area.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills with patients, their families and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Function as a patient advocate.
  • Maintain documentation and record keeping that verify activities according to department guidelines.
  • Maintain confidentially of all records, reports and results related to the Staff Nurse VAST area.
  • Act as an expert educational resource for clinical staff and actively participate in teaching and mentoring of nursing, and multidisciplinary team in the Staff Nurse VAST area.
  • Participate in research activities and ensure dissemination of relevant researches and best practice guidelines.
  • Assess patient/family educational needs and readiness to learn, and patient/family discharge planning needs utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Demonstrate respect, compassion and cultural sensitivity to patients/families, other hospital employees, students and faculty.
  • Advocate for excellence in patient care and patient rights.
  • Lead and participate in the development of nursing initiatives or educational program that are aimed at improving patient quality and experience.
  • Undertake clinical audit and clinical research that contribute to the development of knowledge and enhancement of nursing practice.
  • Comply with and participate in Quality Improvement Projects and activities.
  • Maintain infection control measures.
  • Participate in the evaluation of systems and programs to maximize patient outcomes and cost effectiveness in the Staff Nurse Pain Management area.
  • Make recommendation for changes based on evidence-based practice and practice guidelines.
  • Lead, develop and review policies, procedure, clinical practice guidelines and provide recommendations for system development.
  • Serve as a professional role model, consultant and educator.
  • Develop and utilize professional collegial networking, hospital employees, students and faculty.
  • Assume responsibility for own actions, decisions and behaviors.
  • Demonstrate initiative in the performance of duties requiring a minimum amount of supervision or guidance.
  • Perform other job related duties.