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Nurse, Public Health

Primary Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1125718 Date posted 11/17/2022
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Description:
The self-directed public health nurse provides home care services to Kaiser Permanente patients in community based and facility settings. This position may provide nursing services to patients in the home health, hospice, home infusion, palliative care, or other programs under the direction of the patients physician(s) to provide quality health care outcomes and facilitate the achievement of maximum independence of the patient utilizing health care resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Provides nursing services to patients consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patients physician. Manages the care of patients from admission to discharge, coordinating the multidisciplinary plan of care: including appropriate referrals to other disciplines; community resources; supervision of the home health aid plan of care; coordination of the discharge plan and documentation to reflect all activities provided in program appropriate care settings.

  • Assesses the learning needs of the patient/caregiver to develop the plan of care that meets patient and family needs and goals including the provision of effective teaching, supervision and delegation of care to achieve desired health care outcomes and timely discharge consistent with quality care.

  • Partners with agency management in the development and review of programs within Continuing Care Services. Facilitates the initiation of cost effective home care and provides consultation to clinicians regarding appropriate care setting alternatives.

  • Assures professional competency through maintaining state-of-the-art skills and knowledge consistent with Medicare and JCAHO regulations, applicable nurse practice acts and agency policies.

  • Participates in hospice, home infusion, home health and palliative care call duty consistent with agency policy.

  • Participates in department quality management/improvement activities; including but not limited to clinical record review, occurrence reporting, focused studies, process and outcome measurement, peer review, continuous quality improvement projects, partners in defining and achieving agency productivity standards.

  • Performs other duties as requested.


Basic Qualifications:

 


Experience



  • One (1) year medical-surgical nursing experience in an acute care setting or home health, hospice or palliative care, SNF, ALF settings.

  • Two (2) years of experience in Home Health (within the last five (5) years) as a LPN may be substituted for the one year of nursing experience.

     



Education



  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or commensurate knowledge and experience (Commensurate knowledge and experience may include recent experience in areas of care coordination, case management, community health, and public health).

     



License, Certification, Registration



  • This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.




  • Registered Nurse License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire




  • Registered Nurse License (Washington) within 6 months of hire




  • Drivers License (in location where applicable)




  • Basic Life Support

     



Additional Requirements:



  • Able to perform complete physical, psychosocial, spiritual assessments.

  • Able to operate stethoscope and sphygmomanometer.

  • Keyboarding or typing skills.

  • Able to learn to operate a laptop computer to perform clinical documentation.

  • Working knowledge of concise, yet thorough clinical documentation of patient assessments and care.

  • Effective problem solving, written and verbal communication and organizational and time management skills required to accomplish case management responsibilities within allocated time frames.

  • Note: This position requires completion of a typing test.

  • Note: This position requires a reliable automobile to travel to and from patient homes.

     



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook computers.

  • Working knowledge of the managed care industry.

  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.

  • Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to work autonomously and manage patient caseload.

  • Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail elderly.

  • Working knowledge of Hospice and palliative care for the terminally ill patient.

  • Pediatrics, including well child care.

  • Oncology/hospice.

  • Rehabilitation nursing.

  • Hospice care and the dying process.

  • Peripheral and central line IV management.

  • Able to perform venipuncture and IV insertion.

  • Able to operate multiple IV pumps.

  • Able to perform surgical debridement as part of wound care.



Notes:




  • Variable days, shifts, holidays, weekends 


Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Kaiser Permanente Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun *Variable Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W01|AFT|Local 5017 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: BEAVERTON MED & DENTAL OFFICE - Home Health - 1008 Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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.