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3/17/2015
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Registered Nurse II Opportunities- Walnut Creek, Oakland, Richmond, Antioch, San Leandro, Fremont
Kaiser Permanente | Oakland, California
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Job Description

The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.

Essential Functions:
Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members.
Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures.
Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.
Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs.
Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution.
Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel.
Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed.
Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members.
Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application.
Identifies and solves problems effectively.
Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
Perform other related duties as necessary.
This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVNs, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.

Essential Functions:
Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members.
Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures.
Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.
Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs.
Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution.
Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel.
Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed.
Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members.
Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application.
Identifies and solves problems effectively.
Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
Perform other related duties as necessary.
This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVNs, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum of 6 months experience. See job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty units.
CRITICAL CARE One year recent (within the last 3 years) experience in Critical Care. Current ACLS certification required. Completion of a Critical Care course preferred.
SPECIALITY AREAS - If no qualified candidate, may be willing to train in the specialty areas listed below. Candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certifications within 6 months of hire or transfer into unit.
High School Diploma/GED.
Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience or Graduate of registered nursing and either 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care and has worked 2000 hours as an licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation or currently enrolled in an accredited entry level MSN program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers.
Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice.
Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers).
Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English).
Good interpersonal skills.
Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Various opportunities in Antioch, Walnut Creek, Fremont, San Leandro, Richmond, and Oakland.  Days, evenings, and nights available.
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum of 6 months experience. See job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty units.
CRITICAL CARE One year recent (within the last 3 years) experience in Critical Care. Current ACLS certification required. Completion of a Critical Care course preferred.
SPECIALITY AREAS - If no qualified candidate, may be willing to train in the specialty areas listed below. Candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certifications within 6 months of hire or transfer into unit.
High School Diploma/GED.
Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience or Graduate of registered nursing and either 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care and has worked 2000 hours as an licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation or currently enrolled in an accredited entry level MSN program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers.
Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice.
Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers).
Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English).
Good interpersonal skills.
Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Various opportunities in Antioch, Walnut Creek, Fremont, San Leandro, Richmond, and Oakland.  Days, evenings, and nights available.

About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.

Benefits

As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.