Nurse Practitioner II - Cardio/Transplant
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Important Update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaiser
Permanente is moving to a virtual recruitment process including
telephone and video interviews to help ensure the health and safety
of our employees, candidates, and communities. Also, some hiring
activities may be delayed or suspended in certain geographic areas
and job categories. For more information on Kaiser Permanente's
response to COVID-19, visit our Resource Center . Our nurse
professionals embody what it means to provide the best patient
interactions possible. They also advance the art and science of
nursing in a patient-centered, healing environment. Description:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for the assessment of
selected patients in the designated service. The NP performs
physical examinations, confers with patients in person and by
phone/electronically, collaborates with others in the department to
assure smooth flow of patient care consistent with established
quality indicators and participates in the overall coordination of
patient care. The NP reports to the Chief of the designated service
and to the Department Manager.
- Practices under the standard procedure established for the NP
role consistent with Kaiser Permanente policy and in accordance
with requirement set forth by the California Board of Registered
- Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including
history taking and physical examination consistent with department
- Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic
manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual
and cognitive status, patient/family education, family involvement,
and patient advocacy.
- Consults with supervising physician or other clinicians as
dictated by patient need and assessment findings.
- Participates with physicians and other clinicians in the
department to assure effective patient care consistent with quality
indicators for patients cared for in the designated service.
- Reviews medical record for follow up or ordering of diagnostic
studies under established protocols.
- Establishes and maintains communication with other health care
providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and
effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of
- Establishes effective working relationships with members of the
health care team, patients, and families.
- Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
- Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of
health care team members.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as
identified by the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency
situations following established protocols, remaining calm,
informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own
- Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit
and department personnel.
- Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient
confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care
and unit functioning.
- Participates in unit and department Performance Improvement
- Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
- Identifies and solves problems effectively.
- Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with
patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and
telecommunication modalities to document, track and convey
- If practicing in a specialty role, fulfills the expectations
established for the particular role.
- Perform other related duties as necessary.
- This job has no supervisory responsibility. Basic
- Minimum of six (6) months experience as a nurse practitioner. See
job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty
- Master's Degree in Nursing (unless already a Kaiser Permanente
employee who was grandfathered in prior to California Business and
Professions Code requirement in January 1, 2008).
- Completion of NP program at the Master's level with certification
(unless already a Kaiser Permanente employee who was grandfathered
in prior to California Business and Professions Code requirement in
January 1, 2008).
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- Must meet credentialing requirements established for nurse
practitioners within the Kaiser system (Master's Degree in Nursing
and National Certification from one of the following organizations:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Credentialing
Center; National Certification Corporation for Obstetric,
Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties; National
Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and
- Must have a NPI and meet Medicare requirements for PTAN (Provider
Transaction Account Number)
- Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in California
- Current BLS required.
- Current California issued Furnishing Number.
- Current DEA if required for specialty.
- National certification as NP required (Certification from one of
the following bodies required: American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners; American Credentialing Center).
- National Certification Corporation for Obstetric Gynecologic and
Neonatal Nursing Specialties if working in obstetrics, gynecologic
or neonatal specialties; National Certification Board of Pediatric
Nurse Practitioners and Nurses if working in pediatrics.
- Current California RN/NP License with California BRN issued
- Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS and/or NALS and/or
PALS or PEARS may also be required for the position.
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate
collective bargaining agreement. CARDIOVASCULAR CARE, Mechanical
Circulatory Support - Advance Heart Failure Therapies - 2 years
(within the past 3 years) experience as an NP providing specialized
care to advance heart failure patients on Mechanical Circulatory
Support in a Cardiovascular Intensive Care. Experience in managing
patients on ECMO required. Adult Acute Care NP required. ACLS
required. RN First assist experience preferred Additional
- N/A Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Medical
Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Shift: Evening Workdays: Week 1:
Tue, Wed, Thu, 7:00AM-7:30PM Week 2: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:00PM-7:30AM
Working Hours Start: See schedule Working Hours End: See schedule
Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A10-NNU-California Nurse's
Association Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nurse
Practitioner / Physician Assistant Department: VAD/MCS - Transplant
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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