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OR Charge- Head and Neck/PEDs Derm Team Lead

Primary Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1071409 Date posted 05/17/2022
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Job Summary:

The RN Team Leader assumes a lead role, in collaboration with a clinician partner, to assist in the development of a high functioning self-directed team. He/she practices and demonstrates skills that foster professional commitment of the team members to function to their level of licensure and training, make care decisions and assume accountability for providing high quality and timely health care which supports Kaiser Permanentes mission, vision and values.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Professional Competencies: Practices clinical and team building leadership skills. Evaluates and prioritizes, with workgroup, staffing needs on a daily basis and collaborates with manager/staffing specialist to resolve issues. Collaborates with physician leadership and team to design and facilitate workflow processes (e.g. demand management such as access, referrals, waitlists, etc.). Advocates for patients, clinicians and staff. Identifies, addresses and monitors scope of practice issues and takes action leading to processes for resolution. Collaborates with physician lead, team members and manager in developing policies and procedures for the module or department. Acts as mentor and coach in assisting team members with issues and concerns related to patient care and workflow. Utilizes critical thinking and has authority to make decisions and delegate appropriate work. Facilitates resolution of member concerns as they relate to direct medical care issues. Demonstrates effective communication with patients, clinicians and staff.

  • Leadership and Professional Competencies: Participates in the hiring, training and evaluating process. Participates in the interview and selection of new team members (e.g. clinicians, support staff). Collaborates with management to identify, develop and facilitate orientation and training needs with the team. Assists in the assessment and monitoring of clinical competencies of the team. Provides input into performance evaluations. Acts as mentor and coach in assisting team members with training or educational needs. Demonstrates personal commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

  • Leadership and Professional Competencies: Coordinates communication flow within the team, with other local departments and regionally and nationally. Collaborates with physician lead and manager to co-facilitate team meetings. Participates in communicating module/department issues locally and regionally. Facilitates information flow when emergency situations occur during medical office operational hours. Communicates work team issues to manager on a regular basis. Communicates team performance in meeting clinical and service targets.

  • Leadership and Professional Competencies: Demonstrates personal commitment to service and to socially relevant practice. Demonstrates behaviors that illustrate commitment to KP Promise (quality you can trust, caring with a personal touch, convenient and easy, and affordable). Adheres to and assists in monitoring teams adherence to Quality of Service Standards and Behavioral Guidelines.

  • Leadership and Professional Competencies: Demonstrates and models ethical and legal behavior in all professional activities. Demonstrates accountability for personal ethical behavior and for delegated actions. Demonstrates responsible and accountable behavior concerning own work schedule. Understands, supports and acts as a resource related to Kaiser Permanentes policies, legal considerations and professional ethics. Adheres to and assists in monitoring teams adherence to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), confidentiality policies and Principles of Responsibility (POR).

  • Clinical Competencies: Provides clinical expertise and professional nursing leadership and to support the health care team in meeting the needs of the patient.

  • Clinical Competencies: Understands and participates in population based care activities which are supported by an interdisciplinary health care team.

  • Clinical Competencies: Maintains and monitors a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, clinicians and staff.

  • Clinical Competencies: Demonstrates personal proficiency in using computer-based information and practice management systems for decision support and provision of care.

  • Organizational Competencies: Demonstrates knowledge of and facilitates national and regional strategic initiatives at the local level.

  • Organizational Competencies: Demonstrates leadership in applying the principles and tools of the Labor- Management Partnership.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years RN experience in acute care OR ambulatory care/clinic setting within the last five (5) years.

Minimum two (2) years of experience circulating in inpatient or ambulatory surgery setting within the past three (3) years.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Nurse License (Oregon)

  • Basic Life Support

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrates experience in clinical, leadership and team building skills.

  • Able to type 20 words per minute.

  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, decisionmaking, time and conflict management skills.

  • Willingness to learn computerized information systems.

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer focused care.

  • Demonstrates ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and within a dynamic work environment.

  • Completion of Kaiser Permanente LMP Training prior to or upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in mentoring and coaching clinical staff.

  • Current or future bachelors degree in nursing or related field.

  • Minimum three (3) years of O.R. circulating and scrubbing experience.

  • Current or future bachelors degree in nursing or related field.

  • CNOR.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Pre-op area skills.

  • IV start skills.


10 hour shifts, variable days off


Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,South Interstate Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W11|AFT|ONA Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Surgical Services Department: Interstate - South Medical Ofc - Day Surgery - 1001 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.