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5/15/2015
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Registered Nurse-Ambulatory Surgery
Kaiser Permanente | Denver, Colorado
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Job Description

Practices professional nursing by the performance of both independent nursing functions and delegated medical functions in accordance with accepted practice standards. Such functions include the initiation and performance of nursing care through health promotion, supportive or restorative care, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease, ailment, pain, injury, deformity, and physical or mental condition using specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill involving the application of biological, physical, social, and behavioral science principles. CRS 12-38-103 (10). Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

 

Essential Functions:
(Adopted from Colorado State Nurse Practice Act CRS 12-38-103) Evaluating health status through the collection and assessment of health data CRS 12-38-103 (10).
Collects subjective and objective data.
Analyzes reports, and record data.
Uses data to identify health care problems and create plan.
Prioritizes patients needs.
Triage patients either in person or via telephone and implements proper course of action in accordance with established protocol/guideline or in consultation with provider.
Conducts telephone calls backs to patients requiring follow-up care.
Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions.
Health teaching and health counseling to patients and/or their families.
Executing delegated medical functions which delivers aspects of care that implement and are consistent with the medical plan as prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized physician or person acting under the physicians delegated authority.
Administers intravenous therapy and other medications.
Providing therapy and treatment that is supportive and restorative to life and well being either directly to the patient or indirectly through consultation with, delegation to (per Colorado State Board of Nursing rules and regulations for delegation), supervision of, or teaching others. Referring to medical or community agencies per Kaiser Permanente guidelines those patients who need further treatment, evaluation, or assistance.
Review and monitor therapy and treatment patient plans.
Initiate appropriate consultations and/or actions accordingly.
Facilitates the coordination and integration of care between health care services; manages populations of patients to ensure appropriate utilization of health care resources.
Leads health care team by influence and role modeling integrated effective nursing practice, service, innovation and providing outstanding support for physician practices.
Patient advocate.
In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Practices professional nursing by the performance of both independent nursing functions and delegated medical functions in accordance with accepted practice standards. Such functions include the initiation and performance of nursing care through health promotion, supportive or restorative care, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease, ailment, pain, injury, deformity, and physical or mental condition using specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill involving the application of biological, physical, social, and behavioral science principles. CRS 12-38-103 (10). Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

 

Essential Functions:
(Adopted from Colorado State Nurse Practice Act CRS 12-38-103) Evaluating health status through the collection and assessment of health data CRS 12-38-103 (10).
Collects subjective and objective data.
Analyzes reports, and record data.
Uses data to identify health care problems and create plan.
Prioritizes patients needs.
Triage patients either in person or via telephone and implements proper course of action in accordance with established protocol/guideline or in consultation with provider.
Conducts telephone calls backs to patients requiring follow-up care.
Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions.
Health teaching and health counseling to patients and/or their families.
Executing delegated medical functions which delivers aspects of care that implement and are consistent with the medical plan as prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized physician or person acting under the physicians delegated authority.
Administers intravenous therapy and other medications.
Providing therapy and treatment that is supportive and restorative to life and well being either directly to the patient or indirectly through consultation with, delegation to (per Colorado State Board of Nursing rules and regulations for delegation), supervision of, or teaching others. Referring to medical or community agencies per Kaiser Permanente guidelines those patients who need further treatment, evaluation, or assistance.
Review and monitor therapy and treatment patient plans.
Initiate appropriate consultations and/or actions accordingly.
Facilitates the coordination and integration of care between health care services; manages populations of patients to ensure appropriate utilization of health care resources.
Leads health care team by influence and role modeling integrated effective nursing practice, service, innovation and providing outstanding support for physician practices.
Patient advocate.
In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum one (1) year of current operating room experience.
Education
Applicant must be a graduate of board approved RN program and completed a minimum of 750 clock hours of faculty planned clinical experience and guided learning activities which required direct supervision by faculty, associate nursing instructional personnel (ANIP) or preceptor who is physically present or immediately accessible.
License, Certification, Registration
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.

ACLS certification and procedural sedation competency required within ninety (90) days of hire.

 
Additional Requirements:
Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.
Position requires working with interruptions; with hazardous waste; with hands in water; and around moving equipment such as wheelchairs.
May be required to lift patients using proper lifting techniques.

Adequate knowledge of surgical instrumentation and supplies, and knowledge of sterile techniques and intra-operative medications.

Implement proper operating room procedures and assist members of surgical team in the correct protocols for safe, proficient patient care.
Circulating and scrubbing on variety of surgical procedures.
Evaluate and anticipate needs of surgical team and respond appropriately following established protocols, policies and procedures.
Assurance of surgical instrumentation and ,availability and proper functionality for usage in O.R.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code at time of hire preferred.
Familiarity with personal and mainframe computers and their applications.

Provide quality professional nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures in an ambulatory setting.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum one (1) year of current operating room experience.
Education
Applicant must be a graduate of board approved RN program and completed a minimum of 750 clock hours of faculty planned clinical experience and guided learning activities which required direct supervision by faculty, associate nursing instructional personnel (ANIP) or preceptor who is physically present or immediately accessible.
License, Certification, Registration
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.

ACLS certification and procedural sedation competency required within ninety (90) days of hire.

 
Additional Requirements:
Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.
Position requires working with interruptions; with hazardous waste; with hands in water; and around moving equipment such as wheelchairs.
May be required to lift patients using proper lifting techniques.

Adequate knowledge of surgical instrumentation and supplies, and knowledge of sterile techniques and intra-operative medications.

Implement proper operating room procedures and assist members of surgical team in the correct protocols for safe, proficient patient care.
Circulating and scrubbing on variety of surgical procedures.
Evaluate and anticipate needs of surgical team and respond appropriately following established protocols, policies and procedures.
Assurance of surgical instrumentation and ,availability and proper functionality for usage in O.R.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code at time of hire preferred.
Familiarity with personal and mainframe computers and their applications.

Provide quality professional nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures in an ambulatory setting.

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.