Don't wait! First round interviews are being scheduled now.

Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
2/12/2016
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
See more jobs for students and recent grads who studied:
RN Team Lead, Occupational Health, 40hr Float
Kaiser Permanente | Portland, Oregon
Tell Us More About Your Job Preferences
By telling us what you think of this job, we can help find jobs that match your interests. If you want to see more jobs like this, click on the smiley face. Or if this job isn't what you are looking for, click the frowny face. Learn More...

Follow This Company
Share

Job Description

Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, the purpose of this position is to support the medical needs of the Health Plan members and the other patients of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. Under supervision, the Team Leader is delegated authority and responsibility to manage and facilitate nursing services within the appointed module/department/area. The nurse provides care that is consistent with the philosophy of the Health Care Program.
 
Essential Functions:
Leadership Responsibilities: In collaboration w/ physician leadership (PIC, Chief or lead) & the Clinic Coordinator, determines the staffing & scheduling needs for their designated area of responsibility. Acts in a cost conscious manner to recommend canceling, teaming & mix alterations as fluctuations in dem& occur. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Assesses staff educational needs w/in the Module/Department/Service & facilitates the delivery of appropriate in-service experiences. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Develops & maintains orientation checklist. Provides orientation for nursing & provider staff. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Assists w/ the preparation of Performance Appraisals for LPN's & unlicensed personnel in their module/Department or service. Provides input to the Clinic Coordinator for development of Performance Appraisals for R.N. staff. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates w/ the Clinic Coordinator in developing policies & procedures for the module. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates w/ other Team Leaders to effectively & efficiently utilize resources in delivering quality care to members. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates w/ Clinic Coordinator in setting quality standards for nursing care. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Coordinates intra-office emergency systems (fire, codes) w/ other Team Leaders & the Clinic Coordinator. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Coordinates patient education & case mgmt efforts w/in the module. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Works in partnership w/ appropriate physician leadership to facilitate interdisciplinary team functioning. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Manages access, wait lists & referral process in partnership w/ provider leadership, appointment center & Clinic Coordinator. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Performs selected monitoring functions: A. Health & Safety, B. Quality Assurance, C. Applicable Engineering work & repairs, D. Supplies & equipment.  Nursing Practice: Provide & document quality patient care utilizing the nursing process. 
Nursing Practice: Performs or appropriately delegates independent nursing functions as defined in the Oregon & Washington Nurse Practice Acts. 
Nursing Practice: Communicates patient needs & changes in condition to appropriate personnel. 
Nursing Practice: Functions as a patient advocate w/in the scope of a Health Maintenance Organization. 
Nursing Practice: Maintains a safe & therapeutic environment for staff, patients & family members. 
Nursing Practice: Uses cost effective measures in the delivery of nursing care.
Nursing Practice: Coordinates & implements medical orders. 
Nursing Practice: Performs skilled nursing tasks & demonstrates operational knowledge of procedures & equipment. 
Nursing Practice: Performs triage & telephone advice independently & w/in scope of the Oregon & Washington Nurse Practice Act. 
Nursing Practice: Coordinates activities of the interdisciplinary team in order to ensure positive outcomes for individual patients w/ complex health care needs. 
Nursing Practice: Develops nursing care plans for high risk patients, & populations, cared for w/in the module. 
Nursing Practice: Identifies patient/caregiver knowledge deficits associated w/ health care and/or the therapeutic regimen & responds appropriately. 
Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, the purpose of this position is to support the medical needs of the Health Plan members and the other patients of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. Under supervision, the Team Leader is delegated authority and responsibility to manage and facilitate nursing services within the appointed module/department/area. The nurse provides care that is consistent with the philosophy of the Health Care Program.
 
Essential Functions:
Leadership Responsibilities: In collaboration w/ physician leadership (PIC, Chief or lead) & the Clinic Coordinator, determines the staffing & scheduling needs for their designated area of responsibility. Acts in a cost conscious manner to recommend canceling, teaming & mix alterations as fluctuations in dem& occur. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Assesses staff educational needs w/in the Module/Department/Service & facilitates the delivery of appropriate in-service experiences. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Develops & maintains orientation checklist. Provides orientation for nursing & provider staff. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Assists w/ the preparation of Performance Appraisals for LPN's & unlicensed personnel in their module/Department or service. Provides input to the Clinic Coordinator for development of Performance Appraisals for R.N. staff. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates w/ the Clinic Coordinator in developing policies & procedures for the module. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates w/ other Team Leaders to effectively & efficiently utilize resources in delivering quality care to members. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates w/ Clinic Coordinator in setting quality standards for nursing care. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Coordinates intra-office emergency systems (fire, codes) w/ other Team Leaders & the Clinic Coordinator. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Coordinates patient education & case mgmt efforts w/in the module. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Works in partnership w/ appropriate physician leadership to facilitate interdisciplinary team functioning. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Manages access, wait lists & referral process in partnership w/ provider leadership, appointment center & Clinic Coordinator. 
Leadership Responsibilities: Performs selected monitoring functions: A. Health & Safety, B. Quality Assurance, C. Applicable Engineering work & repairs, D. Supplies & equipment.  Nursing Practice: Provide & document quality patient care utilizing the nursing process. 
Nursing Practice: Performs or appropriately delegates independent nursing functions as defined in the Oregon & Washington Nurse Practice Acts. 
Nursing Practice: Communicates patient needs & changes in condition to appropriate personnel. 
Nursing Practice: Functions as a patient advocate w/in the scope of a Health Maintenance Organization. 
Nursing Practice: Maintains a safe & therapeutic environment for staff, patients & family members. 
Nursing Practice: Uses cost effective measures in the delivery of nursing care.
Nursing Practice: Coordinates & implements medical orders. 
Nursing Practice: Performs skilled nursing tasks & demonstrates operational knowledge of procedures & equipment. 
Nursing Practice: Performs triage & telephone advice independently & w/in scope of the Oregon & Washington Nurse Practice Act. 
Nursing Practice: Coordinates activities of the interdisciplinary team in order to ensure positive outcomes for individual patients w/ complex health care needs. 
Nursing Practice: Develops nursing care plans for high risk patients, & populations, cared for w/in the module. 
Nursing Practice: Identifies patient/caregiver knowledge deficits associated w/ health care and/or the therapeutic regimen & responds appropriately. 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum of two (2) years of acute care or clinical setting nursing experience required.
Education
Graduate of Accredited School of nursing.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Oregon and Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
 
Additional Requirements:
N/A

Preferred Qualifications:
Recent acute care nursing experience and demonstrated experience in the area being posted, (i.e., allergy, peds, medicine, etc.) preferred.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum of two (2) years of acute care or clinical setting nursing experience required.
Education
Graduate of Accredited School of nursing.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Oregon and Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
 
Additional Requirements:
N/A

Preferred Qualifications:
Recent acute care nursing experience and demonstrated experience in the area being posted, (i.e., allergy, peds, medicine, etc.) preferred.

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.