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VAST RN Educational Nurse Coordinator (ENC)

The VAST ENC will be responsible for providing support and enhancement to the VAST RN experience with developing ongoing, innovative education to advance the knowledge base and skill set of vascular access.

  • Provide Vascular Access care across all age populations.
  • Support and comply with INS standards of practice to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Facilitate collaboration among members of the patient’s health care team to create best vascular access plans of care.
  • Active participation on committees within the department to establish best practices.
  • Provide clinical expertise related to vascular access.
  • Assess, design, and conduct in-service presentations and maintain competencies for nursing staff regarding vascular access care.
  • Identify VAST’s ongoing staff educational needs and facilitate in-services as appropriate to meet the needs of VAST RN’s.  
  • Design and evaluate nursing education programs in collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Supervisor and Clinical Nursing Director.
  • Participate in developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating vascular access education for new VAST RN’s. 
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for VAST staff including preceptor development and training
  • Participate in the development and implementation of unit quality improvement programs.
  • Perform unit audits, and review related quality improvement initiatives.
  • Actively participate with PD&E in the new employee orientation program.
  • Participation on collaborative hospital wide committees involving vascular access.
  • Coordination of Nursing Student and involvement in building relationships with colleagues from the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

This roll will include a direct patient care staffing component

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted under the Role-Specific Advancement Model (RSAM) as:
Actual RSAM LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.

Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current licensure to practice Nursing in the State of Michigan
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Minimum of five years nursing experience as an RN including cardiac monitoring experience.
  • Three of the five years must be current and directly related to the specialty of Vascular Access.
  • Possess a technical skill level to start peripheral IV’s
  • Demonstrated ability to practice independently, set goals, promote teamwork, coordinate and perform multiple activities collaboratively to create best vascular access plans of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and implement priorities, organize and delegate effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with others.


NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position

Desired Qualifications*

  • BSN or MSN in Nursing
  • Certification in Infusion Nursing.
  • PICC and Midline insertion competent within six months.
  • IV Therapy Team nursing experience
  • Adult and pediatric vascular access experience.
  • Active participation in professionally related organizations.
  • Recent experience in advanced intravenous access.
  • Experience with bedside ultrasound use for vascular access.
  • Excellent leadership skills in facilitating group dynamic and team development.
  • Proficiency with the use of GroupWise email Outlook and Microsoft Word, Power Point presentations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Teaching experience in nursing with proficiency in adult and pediatric learning principles.
  • Current CRNI and/or VA-BC certification or with requirement to complete within one year

Work Schedule

Hours per week:  40

Shift/Hours: Day, Evening, Night Shift flexibility to meet needs of the unit as determined by leadership. One weekend in a scheduling period is required.

The VAST ENC will be 80% productive VAST RN staffing0 and 20% nonproductive ENC role. 

Location: Vascular Access Team

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.