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Licensed Practical Nurse
Kaiser Permanente | Westminster, Colorado
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Job Description

Internal Bidding Period:  June 9, 2015 - June 11, 2015
 
Performs under the supervision of a physician or professional nurse those services requiring the education, training, and experience, as evidenced by knowledge, abilities, and skills required for a licensed practical nurse pursuant in caring for the ill, injured, or infirm, in teaching and promoting preventive health measures, in acting to safeguard life and health, or in administering treatments and medications prescribed by a legally authorized physician, or physician assistant implementing a medical plan per CRS 12-38-103 (4). 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:
(Portions adopted from the Colorado State Nurse Practice Act CRS 12-38-103). 
Supports the physician & other medical providers in the care & treatment of patients, including rooming the patient; communicating delays to patient, provider, & team members; & facilitating the medical provider's schedule.  Performs duties & responsibilities w/ excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors & mannerisms, & by anticipating physician & other medical providers needs. 
Practices w/in scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure, standard nursing practice, knowledge, skill level, & KP guidelines. 
Performs routine & specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders & approved nursing care plan, e.g. administers treatment using therapeutic equipment, such as intermittent positive pressure breathing apparatus; administers medications (including narcotics) orally or by injections; & provides specialized nursing care to acutely ill patients. If IV certified LPN, may perform intravenous therapy, as per Colorado State Board of Nursing Chapter IX. 
Monitors patient's condition by observing, collecting, reporting, & recording objective/subjective data; identifies changes in the patient's condition; collect data & report sign & symptoms of deviation from normal health status, symptoms and/or reactions to medications & treatments; initiates appropriate standard emergency procedures & reports adverse patient conditions to physician, Nursing Manager, or registered nurse. 
Teaches & promotes general preventive health measures to patients & members of their families regarding home health care, such as use of medications, administering injections, taking blood pressure, general post-operative care, & general diabetic care. Disseminates pre-printed standard aftercare instructions & pre-printed patient instruction material. Licensed Practical Nurse. 
Assists physician w/ examinations, treatments & minor surgery, by preparing patient & room for a specific procedure & attending patient during procedure. 
Records pertinent information in patient's medical chart, e.g., patient's nursing history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, examinations, medications administered, reactions & general observations, according to standard requirements. 
Assists in orienting & training new employees, as assigned. May perform the duties of a Nursing Assistant or Medical Receptionist, as required. May assign/coordinate activities for nursing & medical assistants & medical receptionist. 
Applies principles of asepsis & infection control. Maintains a safe & therapeutic patient care environment, including identifying malfunctioning equipment. 
Orders, stores & maintains adequate inventory of supplies & instruments used by department as  assigned.
In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & 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, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendors.
Internal Bidding Period:  June 9, 2015 - June 11, 2015
 
Performs under the supervision of a physician or professional nurse those services requiring the education, training, and experience, as evidenced by knowledge, abilities, and skills required for a licensed practical nurse pursuant in caring for the ill, injured, or infirm, in teaching and promoting preventive health measures, in acting to safeguard life and health, or in administering treatments and medications prescribed by a legally authorized physician, or physician assistant implementing a medical plan per CRS 12-38-103 (4). 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:
(Portions adopted from the Colorado State Nurse Practice Act CRS 12-38-103). 
Supports the physician & other medical providers in the care & treatment of patients, including rooming the patient; communicating delays to patient, provider, & team members; & facilitating the medical provider's schedule.  Performs duties & responsibilities w/ excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors & mannerisms, & by anticipating physician & other medical providers needs. 
Practices w/in scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure, standard nursing practice, knowledge, skill level, & KP guidelines. 
Performs routine & specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders & approved nursing care plan, e.g. administers treatment using therapeutic equipment, such as intermittent positive pressure breathing apparatus; administers medications (including narcotics) orally or by injections; & provides specialized nursing care to acutely ill patients. If IV certified LPN, may perform intravenous therapy, as per Colorado State Board of Nursing Chapter IX. 
Monitors patient's condition by observing, collecting, reporting, & recording objective/subjective data; identifies changes in the patient's condition; collect data & report sign & symptoms of deviation from normal health status, symptoms and/or reactions to medications & treatments; initiates appropriate standard emergency procedures & reports adverse patient conditions to physician, Nursing Manager, or registered nurse. 
Teaches & promotes general preventive health measures to patients & members of their families regarding home health care, such as use of medications, administering injections, taking blood pressure, general post-operative care, & general diabetic care. Disseminates pre-printed standard aftercare instructions & pre-printed patient instruction material. Licensed Practical Nurse. 
Assists physician w/ examinations, treatments & minor surgery, by preparing patient & room for a specific procedure & attending patient during procedure. 
Records pertinent information in patient's medical chart, e.g., patient's nursing history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, examinations, medications administered, reactions & general observations, according to standard requirements. 
Assists in orienting & training new employees, as assigned. May perform the duties of a Nursing Assistant or Medical Receptionist, as required. May assign/coordinate activities for nursing & medical assistants & medical receptionist. 
Applies principles of asepsis & infection control. Maintains a safe & therapeutic patient care environment, including identifying malfunctioning equipment. 
Orders, stores & maintains adequate inventory of supplies & instruments used by department as  assigned.
In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & 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, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendors.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
I.V. therapy certification may be required for some positions.
Education
Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Colorado..
Additional Requirements:
Demonstrated customer service focus and exemplary service skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Six (6months) to one (1) year of experience with adults, pediatrics and/or trauma preferred.
BLS preferred.
 
Requesting OBGYN experience, also require electronic medical records experience
must be able to travel through out region,
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
I.V. therapy certification may be required for some positions.
Education
Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Colorado..
Additional Requirements:
Demonstrated customer service focus and exemplary service skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Six (6months) to one (1) year of experience with adults, pediatrics and/or trauma preferred.
BLS preferred.
 
Requesting OBGYN experience, also require electronic medical records experience
must be able to travel through out region,

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.