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Intravenous (IV) Technician

 Daily Tasks

Through didactic and supervised practice, this person has acquired the knowledge and developed skills for:

  • Practice of intravenous (IV) placement, troubleshooting and sit care
  • Performing IV insertion 
  • Performing delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN)
 
 Skills/Talents
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently
  • A caring attitude and respect towards people and diversity
  • Honesty, personal responsibility and sound judgment
  • Adapt to unpredictable situations
 
 Work Setting
Direct and indirect patient care in the ambulatory and inpatient settings.
 
 Work Hours
Work flexible hours which may include days, evenings and weekends. 
 
 Education

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Maintains Basic Cardiac Life support (BCLS) competency.
 
 Qualifications
Candidates must:

  • Adapt to unpredictable fluctuations in workload volume
 
 Recommended High School Classes

College prep, health care sciences, keyboarding, anatomy/physiology, psychology, second language, computer applications, medical terminology, sociology, communications