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RN, Specialty Resource Nurse Town Park M-F 8a-5p (FT)

Location: Kennesaw, GA Job Number: 707256 Date posted: 06/12/2018
Description: 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 Specialty Resource Nurse practices professional nursing as defined by the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act and by organizational policies, procedures and guidelines. Provides nursing care through telephonic and electronic interactions for patients, members and families to restore and promote health and to prevent illness and injury. Collaborates with leadership and members of the Health Care Team 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. 43-26-3(8). Assesses and triages patients through telephonic interactions. Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions telephonically and through kp.org electronically.
  • 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. Provides telephonic and electronic (kp.org) interactions with patients that require follow-up care and/or preventative outreach.
  • Assesses patient and family health education needs, provides health teaching and counseling, evaluates effectiveness of the education process and offers other opportunities for health teaching and counseling.
  • Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions and patient response according to established guidelines and 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 and integrate lab, x-ray and other results, and manage physician orders for lab/x-ray per guidelines. 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 nursing quality and service and as a resource for other Specialty Resource Nurses.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum (2) two years of current clinical experience.
    Education
  • Associate's degree.
    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:
  • N/A


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience within a defined area.
  • BSN degree.

    Primary Location: Georgia,Kennesaw,Town Park Medical Offices I 750 Townpark Ln. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 1996 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Cardiology Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    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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