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Nurse Practitioner II - Cardio/Transplant

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Essential Functions:
- 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 Nursing.
- Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including history taking and physical examination consistent with department protocol.
- 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 care.
- 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 professional practice.
- 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 activities.
- 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 information.
- 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 Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum of six (6) months experience as a nurse practitioner. See job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty services. Education
- 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 Nurses.)
- Must have a NPI and meet Medicare requirements for PTAN (Provider Transaction Account Number)
- Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in California required.
- 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 Furnishing Number.
- 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 Requirements:
- 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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