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Staff Registered Nurse, Advanced Care Center/Clinical Decision Unit

Primary Location Duluth, Georgia Job Number 1079565 Date posted 06/14/2022
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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 in the ACC/CDU 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 in the ACC/CDU and supporting departments. Collaborates with leadership and members of the Health Care Team across departments to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe care and service.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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. S43-26-3(8). Nursing care will involve both ACC and CDU patients.

  • Assesses and triages patients presenting to the ACC/CDUhealth care setting, including unscheduled patients, emergencies and others. Recognizes patients presentation with atypical signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome and acute stroke. Initiates immediate emergency interventions. Provides care for patients of varying age and acuity including AMI,  multiple injuries, CVA, Gyn emergencies and other medical /surgical conditions. Performs a triage assessment, determines acuity, and implements an individual plan of care. Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions. Leads the nursing response to medical emergencies. Ensures the readiness of the Health Care Team members to respond to emergencies, including equipment and staff knowledge and skill.

  • Monitors patient and work flows, directs other clinical support staff in the delivery of patient care. 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 and other nursing procedures as ordered by the physician or associate practitioner. Assists with 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 and preventative outreach. Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions and patient response according to established guidelines and policies.

  • Leads or participates in quality improvement activities and/or initiatives. Responds effectively to member / patient concerns. Serves as an advocate for the patient. Facilitates transitions and coordination of care across the continuum.

  • 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. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanentes policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum of one (1) year recent (within last five (5) years) experience within an Emergency Department and/or Critical Care unit (ICU, L&D, ACC) as a licensed RN or completed a Kaiser Permanente Nurse Residency program in Georgia.



  • Associates degree.

  • Graduate of NLN-accredited School of Nursing.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Professional Nurse License (Georgia) required at hire

  • Basic Life Support required at hire

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support within 6 months of hire

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in a fast-paced setting/environment.

  • Basic EKG interpretation.

  • Advanced hemodynamic monitoring.

  • Excellent nursing assessment skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience within an Emergency Department and/or Critical Care unit (ICU, L&D, PACU, etc.).

  • Bachelors (BSN) degree.

Primary Location: Georgia,Duluth,Gwinnett Medical Offices II Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Shift: Night Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 07:00 PM Working Hours End: 07:30 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: GUP|UFCW|Local 1996 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Gwinn Comprehensive Med Center - Urgent Care-Outpatient - 2808 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.