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Regional Advice RN - Part Time
Kaiser Permanente | Hillsboro, Oregon
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Job Description

The RN participates as a member of the health care team in delivering quality health care to patients, which supports KP's mission, vision & values. The RN provides a variety of nursing srvs both by electronic mail &/or by phone utilizing the nursing process & leadership skills to address acute & chronic needs of Health Plan members & other patients of the KP Health Care Program, as well as in professional interactions w/employees of the Regional Call Center & the Northwest region. The RN works under the general direction of the designated supervisor &/or Mrg. The RN is responsible for integrating staff education, nursing competencies & professional (nursing) practice at the Dept level.
 
Essential Functions:
Professional Competencies: Demonstrates personal commitment to srv & to socially relevant practice. Demonstrates behaviors that illustrate commitment to KP Promise (quality you can trust, caring w/ a personal touch; convenient, easy & affordable). Adheres to Quality of Srv Standards & Behavioral Guidelines. Adheres to Regl & Dept expectations & standards.
Demonstrates ethical & legal behavior in all professional activities. Acts as an advocate for individuals, groups & communities. Demonstrates accountability for own ethical behavior & for delegated actions. Demonstrates responsible & accountable behavior concerning own work schedule. Understands & supports KP policies, legal considerations & professional ethics. Adheres to Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA) & confidentiality policies.
Utilizes a critical thinking approach to problem solve & make decisions. Applies analytical reasoning, reflection & rational problem- solving skills, using verifiable info, & clinical judgment, in order to choose among alternative solutions to clinical problems. Fosters & uses innovative thinking to create alternative solutions. Demonstrates the ability to analyze, synthesize & utilize data to provide optimal nursing care.
Understands & provides competent care to a diverse population. Uses knowledge of cultural differences to provide nursing care that is sensitive to & consistent w/cultural values, beliefs, & customs.
Practices health care team building & leadership skills. Applies leadership skills to facilitate effective team functioning & operations of the Dept. Role models & facilitates change w/in the health care team to respond to health car & organizational needs. Directs, delegates & monitors quality of care delivered by the health care team & brings deviations to the attention of staff involved & Charge Nurse. Mentors new staff & assists w/orientation & staff development needs. Collaborates w/Charge Nurse & Mrg in setting quality standards for nursing care & in the development of policies & procedures. Provides input to Charge Nurse & Mrg about the job performance of other RNs & unlicensed personnel in the health care team. Demonstrates commitment to customer srv.
Demonstrates technological literacy in using telecommunication & computerized info systems. Accesses, evaluates & uses data & info from a wide range of resources. Demonstrates effective use of computer-based info & practice management systems for decision support, provision of care, continuous quality improvement & professional development. Provides input to development of info systems that impact the provision of patient care. Facilitates the members' use of health care technologies.
Participates in ongoing continuing education activities & shares knowledge w/other health care team members. Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning that advances professional nursing practice. Demonstrates the ability to identify own learning needs. Actively works to address personal & professional growth needs. Serves as resource, mentor & role model for other members of the health care team.
Clinical Competencies: Provides evidence-based, clinically competent nursing care in a culturally sensitive manner. Plans, implements, manages, coordinates & evaluates a plan of care across the care continuum. Facilitates member wellness & function & identifies needs for health care interventions. Utilizes appropriate assessment tools, processes, clinical pathways & guidelines to manage patient care. Integrates theory & research-based knowledge in the provision of direct & indirect nursing care. Articulates operational knowledge of procedures, equipment, & skilled nursing tasks as determined by law & the State Board of Nursing. Performs triage & telephone advice independently & w/in scope of the Oregon &/or Washington Nurse Practice Acts. Maintains a safe & therapeutic environment for staff, patients & family members. Participates in research-based projects. Documents the nursing care provided which demonstrates the application of the nursing process & complies w/departmental &/or organizational standards.
Applies effective oral & written communication skills in interacting w/patients, families & members of the health care team. This includes effective negotiation & conflict management skills. Communicates w/ other Health Care Professionals using the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) process for clear, concise reports to improve outcomes for safe patient care, or transitions of care.
Organizational Competencies: Recognizes the impact of systems on health care delivery. Facilitates coordination of care across all settings w/particular attention to transitional needs. Functions w/in interdisciplinary teams in a manner that promotes coordination, mutual respect & timely response to the patient's health care needs.
Acts as an advocate for individuals & groups w/unmet health needs.
Applies the knowledge & tools of continuous improvement in clinical practice & the delivery of health care.
The RN participates as a member of the health care team in delivering quality health care to patients, which supports KP's mission, vision & values. The RN provides a variety of nursing srvs both by electronic mail &/or by phone utilizing the nursing process & leadership skills to address acute & chronic needs of Health Plan members & other patients of the KP Health Care Program, as well as in professional interactions w/employees of the Regional Call Center & the Northwest region. The RN works under the general direction of the designated supervisor &/or Mrg. The RN is responsible for integrating staff education, nursing competencies & professional (nursing) practice at the Dept level.
 
Essential Functions:
Professional Competencies: Demonstrates personal commitment to srv & to socially relevant practice. Demonstrates behaviors that illustrate commitment to KP Promise (quality you can trust, caring w/ a personal touch; convenient, easy & affordable). Adheres to Quality of Srv Standards & Behavioral Guidelines. Adheres to Regl & Dept expectations & standards.
Demonstrates ethical & legal behavior in all professional activities. Acts as an advocate for individuals, groups & communities. Demonstrates accountability for own ethical behavior & for delegated actions. Demonstrates responsible & accountable behavior concerning own work schedule. Understands & supports KP policies, legal considerations & professional ethics. Adheres to Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA) & confidentiality policies.
Utilizes a critical thinking approach to problem solve & make decisions. Applies analytical reasoning, reflection & rational problem- solving skills, using verifiable info, & clinical judgment, in order to choose among alternative solutions to clinical problems. Fosters & uses innovative thinking to create alternative solutions. Demonstrates the ability to analyze, synthesize & utilize data to provide optimal nursing care.
Understands & provides competent care to a diverse population. Uses knowledge of cultural differences to provide nursing care that is sensitive to & consistent w/cultural values, beliefs, & customs.
Practices health care team building & leadership skills. Applies leadership skills to facilitate effective team functioning & operations of the Dept. Role models & facilitates change w/in the health care team to respond to health car & organizational needs. Directs, delegates & monitors quality of care delivered by the health care team & brings deviations to the attention of staff involved & Charge Nurse. Mentors new staff & assists w/orientation & staff development needs. Collaborates w/Charge Nurse & Mrg in setting quality standards for nursing care & in the development of policies & procedures. Provides input to Charge Nurse & Mrg about the job performance of other RNs & unlicensed personnel in the health care team. Demonstrates commitment to customer srv.
Demonstrates technological literacy in using telecommunication & computerized info systems. Accesses, evaluates & uses data & info from a wide range of resources. Demonstrates effective use of computer-based info & practice management systems for decision support, provision of care, continuous quality improvement & professional development. Provides input to development of info systems that impact the provision of patient care. Facilitates the members' use of health care technologies.
Participates in ongoing continuing education activities & shares knowledge w/other health care team members. Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning that advances professional nursing practice. Demonstrates the ability to identify own learning needs. Actively works to address personal & professional growth needs. Serves as resource, mentor & role model for other members of the health care team.
Clinical Competencies: Provides evidence-based, clinically competent nursing care in a culturally sensitive manner. Plans, implements, manages, coordinates & evaluates a plan of care across the care continuum. Facilitates member wellness & function & identifies needs for health care interventions. Utilizes appropriate assessment tools, processes, clinical pathways & guidelines to manage patient care. Integrates theory & research-based knowledge in the provision of direct & indirect nursing care. Articulates operational knowledge of procedures, equipment, & skilled nursing tasks as determined by law & the State Board of Nursing. Performs triage & telephone advice independently & w/in scope of the Oregon &/or Washington Nurse Practice Acts. Maintains a safe & therapeutic environment for staff, patients & family members. Participates in research-based projects. Documents the nursing care provided which demonstrates the application of the nursing process & complies w/departmental &/or organizational standards.
Applies effective oral & written communication skills in interacting w/patients, families & members of the health care team. This includes effective negotiation & conflict management skills. Communicates w/ other Health Care Professionals using the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) process for clear, concise reports to improve outcomes for safe patient care, or transitions of care.
Organizational Competencies: Recognizes the impact of systems on health care delivery. Facilitates coordination of care across all settings w/particular attention to transitional needs. Functions w/in interdisciplinary teams in a manner that promotes coordination, mutual respect & timely response to the patient's health care needs.
Acts as an advocate for individuals & groups w/unmet health needs.
Applies the knowledge & tools of continuous improvement in clinical practice & the delivery of health care.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum two (2) years of nursing experience in acute care or ambulatory care/clinic/call center setting within the last five (5) years.
Education
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
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 weeks.

 

Additional Requirements:
Demonstrates clinical nursing and leadership skills.
Able to type 35 words a minute.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
Ability to use telecommunication and computerized information.
Demonstrates Ability to work within teams and within a dynamic work environment.
Customer focused.
 

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience with population care/case management, triage and advice.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum two (2) years of nursing experience in acute care or ambulatory care/clinic/call center setting within the last five (5) years.
Education
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
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 weeks.

 

Additional Requirements:
Demonstrates clinical nursing and leadership skills.
Able to type 35 words a minute.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
Ability to use telecommunication and computerized information.
Demonstrates Ability to work within teams and within a dynamic work environment.
Customer focused.
 

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience with population care/case management, triage and advice.

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.