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Health Care Provider
Staff RN - Hospital
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Kaiser Permanente | Downey, CA
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Job Description


As the leader of the health care team, provides professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process in accordance with established standards of care, policies, and procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Medical Center Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.

Essential Functions:

* The Registered Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors:
* Leadership:
* Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local laws.
* Serves as a leader of the health care team; delegates tasks appropriately, and demonstrates appropriate accountability.
* Understands own and team members scope of practice and escalates issues as appropriate.
* Demonstrates professional, supportive behavior.
* Champions new ideas.
* Leads and directs others through the change process.
* Utilizes communication strategies including chain of command and issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes.
* Participates in problem identification and resolution.
* Mentors, orients, and coaches others in unit specific operations and patient care activities.
* Shares responsibility and authority w/ subordinates and holds him/her accountable for performance.
* Demonstrates ability to problem solve w/ other departments in order to assist member problem resolution.
* Prioritizes, delegates, and supervises work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities.
* Complies w/ regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and standards of practice.
* Nursing Process:
* Develops and/or contributes to the individualized plan of care that reflects assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of that plan.
* Ensures plan shows multidisciplinary planning, consultation, and education.
* Ensures plan is reflective of admission or outpatient database, on-going findings, age appropriate care, cultural specific needs, and appropriate acuity.
* Ensures plan is discussed w/ patient, family/significant others, and completed in a timely manner.
* Monitors the patient's progress based on the plan.
* Revises plan on ongoing basis based on patient condition and evaluation of progress.
* Ensures care meets standards of practice.
* Ensures effective development and completion of discharge plan including discharge barriers and patient/family education.
* Ensures that patient clearly understands discharge instructions.
* In outpatient, identify barriers and needs for patient/family education that will facilitate the outpatient medical mgmt plan.
* Ensures patient safety related but not limited to, medications and procedures utilizing the five rights; patient falls; decubitus prevention and prevention of nosocomial infections.
* Ensures optimal pain control and patient comfort; identifies and discusses patient anxieties, fears or concerns regarding patient condition, treatment or discharge.
* Ensures that patient understands medication purpose, side effects, and administration instructions in the hospital as well as at the time of discharge.
* Documentation:
* Charting is accurate, legible, dated, and timed.
* Documentation reflects nursing process and interventions and evaluations taken.
* Utilizes computer systems effectively and efficiently for optimal patient care.
* Clinical Outcomes:
* Discusses patient findings and progress toward outcomes w/ physicians and other members of the health care team.
* Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period and ongoing completion by departmental competency validation.
* Make comprehensive nursing decisions based on interpretation of data, assessments, and evaluations of patient outcomes.
* Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, measuring/monitoring, assessing, and improving.
* Workplace Safety:
* Adherence to LMP Workplace Safety principles and practices.
* Applies standard precautions.
* Maintains a safe environment for self and others.
* Patient Care Experience:
* Practices customer service standards as defined by the Service Area, Medical Center, and specified department.
* Promptly answers call lights, alarms, and patient requests.
* Makes appropriate referrals and facilitates the customer's ability to utilize resources.
* Maintains and protects patient confidentiality.
* Ensures clean, orderly, and functional work environment.
* Treats all families of patients w/ courtesy, respect, kindness and compassion.
* Provides an optimal patient care experience by actively listening to the needs of patients and family members and taking responsibility for meeting those identified needs.
* Gives patients information in a way they can understand and ensures comprehension.
* Provides a patient care experience that exceeds members' expectations.
* Team Commitment:
* Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others.
* Confronts difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.
* Takes accountability for own actions and accepts constructive criticism.
* Acts as a resource, preceptor, and mentor to new employees, registry, students, and other team members.
* Attends all mandatory meetings, in-services and staff meetings as required, actively participates in other departmental professional development (Requirement may vary for per diem staff).
* Participates w/ the assessment of current and future unit learning needs and development of an annual education plan.
* Keeps self- informed of activities on the unit and makes recommendations for change.
* Adheres to Attendance Program.
* Reports to assigned area promptly, being present and available for report at beginning of assigned shift.
* Supports a collaborative Labor-Mgmt Partnership environment through unit based teams.
* Fiscal Responsibility:
* Organizes work to minimize the use of overtime.
* Identifies and assists in systems improvement that needs simplification or correction.
* Utilizes payroll and non-payroll resources to their maximum potential.

Basic Qualifications:

* Current CA RN license.
* BLS certification.
* One (1) year recent (within the last 3 years) full-time equivalent experience in mother/baby care or successful completion of a KP FCC training program or approved equivalent within prior 12 months.
* NRP card required.
* May be expected to cross train to at least 1 other Perinatal area.

Preferred Qualifications:

* AWHONN advanced certified
* ACLS required
* One (1) year recent L&D experience


* If twelve (12) hour option chosen, shift will be 7:15 pm to 7:45 am, back up 8 hour shift will be 11:15 pm to 7:45 am.
* Float position. Floating units: L&D and FCC.

Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Medical Center 9333 Imperial Hwy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Night Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 7:15 PM Working Hours End: 7:45 AM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UNAC - All Other Areas Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Acute Care Obstetrics Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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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.


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.