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RN - Gwinnett Adult Urgent Care - PRN
Kaiser Permanente | Duluth, Georgia
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Job Description

Kaiser Permanente nurses advance the art and science of nursing in a patient-centered healing environment through their professional practice and leadership.  Kaiser Permanente nurses are guided by an integrated nursing model that places patients and families in the center. Our nurses embody a set of core values and professional behaviors that define who we are.  The Staff Registered Nurse practices professional nursing as defined by the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act and by organizational policies, procedures and guidelines. Provides nursing care for patients, members and families to restore and promote health and to prevent illness and injury. Collaborates with leadership and members of the Health Care Team to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe care and service.  

 
Essential Functions:
Provides nursing care to patients within his/her scope of practice, utilizing the nursing process to assess the health status, establish a nursing diagnosis, establish nursing goals to meet health care needs, and develop, implement and evaluate a nursing plan of care. O.C.G.A. 43-26-3(8)
Assesses and triages patients presenting to urgent care unit.
Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions, such as cardiac monitoring and thorough assessment.  Leads the nursing response to medical emergencies and assures appropriate intervention such as BLS in the Medical office building.
Ensures the readiness of the Health Care Team members to respond to emergencies, including equipment and staff knowledge and skill.
Oversees the direction of urgent care patient flow.
Monitors patient and directs other clinical support staff in the delivery of patient care.
Will problem solve issues as they arise.
Monitors electronic messaging and email related to patient and provider requests and inquires. Manages the messages as appropriate or triages to physician or others as needed.
Initiates and monitors IV therapy, administration of medications, phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, crutch walking, POC glucose, and other nursing procedures as ordered by the physician or associate practitioner. Assists with procedures, such as minor surgical repair, wound care, dressing, splinting, 12 lead EKG, other orthopedic procedures, and monitors patients' response during and after the procedure.
Assesses patient and family health education needs, provides health teaching and counseling and evaluates effectiveness of the education process.
Conducts outgoing telephone calls to patients requiring follow up care.
Assures patient understanding of AVI from physician and nurse.
Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions and patient response according to established guidelines and policies.
Leads or participates in quality improvement activities and/or process improvement.
Responds effectively to member / patient concerns.
Serves as an advocate for the patient. Facilitates transitions and coordination of care across the continuum.
Supervises the Urgent Care team members and assesses for appropriate intervention.
Serves as a role model for quality and service and as a resource, coach and mentor for other members of the Health Care Team.
Completes other department-specific procedures and nursing care within scope of practice and skill level.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Kaiser Permanente nurses advance the art and science of nursing in a patient-centered healing environment through their professional practice and leadership.  Kaiser Permanente nurses are guided by an integrated nursing model that places patients and families in the center. Our nurses embody a set of core values and professional behaviors that define who we are.  The Staff Registered Nurse practices professional nursing as defined by the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act and by organizational policies, procedures and guidelines. Provides nursing care for patients, members and families to restore and promote health and to prevent illness and injury. Collaborates with leadership and members of the Health Care Team to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe care and service.  

 
Essential Functions:
Provides nursing care to patients within his/her scope of practice, utilizing the nursing process to assess the health status, establish a nursing diagnosis, establish nursing goals to meet health care needs, and develop, implement and evaluate a nursing plan of care. O.C.G.A. 43-26-3(8)
Assesses and triages patients presenting to urgent care unit.
Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions, such as cardiac monitoring and thorough assessment.  Leads the nursing response to medical emergencies and assures appropriate intervention such as BLS in the Medical office building.
Ensures the readiness of the Health Care Team members to respond to emergencies, including equipment and staff knowledge and skill.
Oversees the direction of urgent care patient flow.
Monitors patient and directs other clinical support staff in the delivery of patient care.
Will problem solve issues as they arise.
Monitors electronic messaging and email related to patient and provider requests and inquires. Manages the messages as appropriate or triages to physician or others as needed.
Initiates and monitors IV therapy, administration of medications, phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, crutch walking, POC glucose, and other nursing procedures as ordered by the physician or associate practitioner. Assists with procedures, such as minor surgical repair, wound care, dressing, splinting, 12 lead EKG, other orthopedic procedures, and monitors patients' response during and after the procedure.
Assesses patient and family health education needs, provides health teaching and counseling and evaluates effectiveness of the education process.
Conducts outgoing telephone calls to patients requiring follow up care.
Assures patient understanding of AVI from physician and nurse.
Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions and patient response according to established guidelines and policies.
Leads or participates in quality improvement activities and/or process improvement.
Responds effectively to member / patient concerns.
Serves as an advocate for the patient. Facilitates transitions and coordination of care across the continuum.
Supervises the Urgent Care team members and assesses for appropriate intervention.
Serves as a role model for quality and service and as a resource, coach and mentor for other members of the Health Care Team.
Completes other department-specific procedures and nursing care within scope of practice and skill level.
May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Associate's degree.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Georgia.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, advanced cardiac life (ACLS) and pediatric life support (PALS) within 6 month of hire.
Minimum of 2 years of current experience in acute care or urgent care.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
BSN degree.
Minimum of 2 years experience in emergency services.
Basic Qualifications:
Associate's degree.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Georgia.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, advanced cardiac life (ACLS) and pediatric life support (PALS) within 6 month of hire.
Minimum of 2 years of current experience in acute care or urgent care.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
BSN degree.
Minimum of 2 years experience in emergency services.

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.