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Bilingual Spanish RN, Primary Care, East Interstate Medical Office

Location: Portland, OR Job Number: 683913 Date posted: 05/04/2018
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 in person & 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. He/she works under the general direction of the designated Sup-v.

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.
  • 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 (HIPAA) & 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. Provides culturally sensitive teaching materials to individuals, families & groups.
  • Practices health care team building & leadership skills. Applies leadership skills to facilitate effective team functioning & operations of the module or Dept. Role models & facilitates change w/in the health care team to respond to health care & organizational needs. Directs, delegates & monitors quality of care delivered by the health care team & brings deviations to the attention of staff involved & Team Leader. Mentors new staff & assists w/ orientation & staff development needs. Collaborates w/ Team Leader & Mrg in setting quality standards for nursing care & in the development of policies & procedures. Provides input to Team Leader & Mrg about the job performance of other RNs, LPNs & unlicensed personnel in the health care team. Demonstrates commitment to customer srv.
  • Participates in population-based care activities. Participates in out reach & in reach activities to meet clinical targets. Effectively identifies needs & provides prevention, early intervention & ongoing health education for panel population, individual patient & family. Assists individuals & groups to learn self Mgmt skills that promote & protect health. Develops teaching plans for individuals & groups related to health promotion & disease prevention.
  • Demonstrates technological literacy in using computerized info systems. Accesses, evaluates & uses data & info from a wide range of resources. Demonstrates effective use of computer-based info & practice Mgmt systems for decision support, provision of care, continuous quality improvement & professional development. Provides input to the 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 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. Performs & modifies therapeutic & preventive nursing measures & administers treatments & medications as authorized by law & determined by the State Board of Nursing. Performs skilled nursing tasks competently & demonstrates operational knowledge of procedures & equipment. 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 the research process. Documents the nursing care provided which demonstrates the application of the nursing process & complies w/ Deptal &/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 Mgmt skills.
  • 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.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in acute care or ambulatory care/clinic setting within the last 5 years.
    Education
  • Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    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 months.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrates clinical nursing and leadership skills.
  • Able to type 20 words per minute.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to learn computerized information systems.
  • Demonstrates ability to work within teams and within a dynamic work environment.
  • Customer focused.
  • Final candidate must pass pre-employment language skill assessment administered over the phone by Kaiser Permanente.
  • Upon hire, must take the next available Kaiser Permanente Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS) training for continued employment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current or future bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.
    Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,East Interstate Medical Offices 3550 N. Interstate Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - RN Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Primary Care 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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