Staff RN at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia

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

Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrates KP Nursing Values (Professionalism; Patient & Family-Centered Care; Compassion; Teamwork & Integrity).
  • Provides a professional level of nursing care to patients w/in 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, & develop, implement & evaluate a nursing plan of care. O.C.G.A. 43-26-3(8).
  • Functions as an RN team resource as applicable for role.
  • Assesses & triages patients presenting to the health care setting, including unscheduled patients, emergencies & others using critical thinking skills.
  • Monitors patient & work flows, directs other clinical support staff in the delivery of safe & effective patient care.
  • Serves as a role model for quality & service & as a resource, coach & mentor for other members of the Health Care Team.
  • Initiates & monitors IV therapy, administration of medications & other nursing procedures as ordered by the physician or associate practitioner.
  • Assists w/ procedures & nursing care w/in scope of practice & skill. Monitors patients' response during & after the procedure.
  • Manages electronic messaging & e-mail related to patient & provider requests & inquiries (In-basket support) as appropriate through triage & direct response to the member w/in scope of practice &/or triage/staging message for provider response.
  • Evaluates emergency situations & initiate appropriate nursing interventions. Lead the nursing response to medical emergencies. Ensure the readiness of the Health Care Team members to respond to emergencies, including equipment & staff knowledge & skill.
  • Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions & patient response according to established guidelines & policies.
  • Provides follow-up care to patients by providing outgoing telephone calls, follow-up interaction, coordinating referrals, scheduling follow-up appointments, call in/fax in prescriptions, obtain & integrate lab, x-ray & other results, & manage physician orders for lab/x-ray per guidelines.
  • Partners w/ team to provide excellent customer service, respond to patient issues & complaints & initiate service recovery procedure.
  • Assesses patient & family health education needs, provides health teaching & counseling & evaluates effectiveness of the education process.
  • Serves as an advocate for the patient. Facilitates transitions & coordination of care across the continuum.
  • Maintains established quality standards by leading or participating in quality monitoring, HEDIS & improvement activities.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior & appearance at all times.
  • Successfully completes required RN Graduate Internship Program as appropriate for internal or external Staff RN.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • One (1) year of RN experience.
    Education
  • Successful completion of accredited RN School of Nursing.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Georgia or able to obtain prior to date of hire.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association must be obtained prior to hire date.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Complete a Customer Service Assessment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Bachelor's (BSN) degree.