Home Health Nurse II

Kaiser Permanente

Full time

Oakland, CA

Oct 4

Description:

Provides age-appropriate skilled nursing care to patients in their place of residence in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and federal regulations. Teaches the patient/family disease process and self-care needs. Monitors physiological state to determine an appropriate level of safety and comfort. Provides services requiring nursing skills in accordance with the plan of care. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management. Performs duties consistent with the nursing practice act that includes the standards of competent performance including Title 16, Chapter 14, Section 144.3 of the California Code of Regulations.


Essential Responsibilities:

Provision of Care:

Provides the initial all system nursing assessment prior to the provision of care.

Initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions including obtaining written physician

orders for changes.

Provides care and services in accordance with the plan of care.

Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on hysiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.

Provides ongoing periodic all system assessment of the patient and the patient's equipment needs.

Initiates preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedure (Home Health).

Initiates timely discharges based on goals.

Educates and instructs the patient, patient's family or other staff as required.

Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.

Supervises and teaches LVN's and HHA's as required for patient care.

Provides nursing care through all phases of care taking into consideration age and developmental needs.

Documentation and Communication:

Documents all care, interventions and care coordination per law, regulation and agency policy.

Notifies the patient's attending MD, Podiatrist and other professional persons and responsible staff of significant changes in the patient's condition in a timely manner.

Assists in coordinating all services provided.

Consults with other health professionals when needed.

Planning, Organizing and Productivity:

Effectively plans and organizes work assignment, manages and sets competitive priorities, and completes work assignments with a minimum of direct supervision per agency policy and within established time frames.

Adheres to the services policy and principles of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program.

Supervises Home Health aides and LVNs according to law, regulation and agency policy.

Professional Behavior:

Behaves in a courteous professional manner with patients, health professionals and maintain patient confidentiality. Acts as a patient advocate in utilizing Medicare, MediCal, Health Plan and community resources.

Participates in Departmental Quality Assurance activities and Utilization Review activities as requested.

Self-Development:

Selects and attends education programs to keep current in area of practice. Utilizes new knowledge and skills.

Participates in in-service programs.

Annually prepares realistic professional goals and reviews their progress with Supervisor.

Perform other related duties as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The job has no supervisory responsibilities.

SPECIALITY AREA: If no qualified candidate, will be willing to train. Where indicated, candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certification(s) within the designated timeframe for a particular field of practice.

WOUND / OSTOMY CARE - 3 months experience as WOCN required. 1 year experience as a WOCN preferred. WOCN or CERTN certification required. Graduate from an accredited WOCN education program.

PALLIATIVE CARE:  Two years recent (within the last 5 years) experience in case management, and recent experience in palliative care (such as oncology, home health, hospice, etc.) to include experience in initiating and participating in end of life discussions with patients and families, facilitating family conferences and advanced care planning.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

Minimum two (2) years applicable registered nurse experience within the last five (5) years, as determined by the Employer, of which at least six (6) months must be home health experience within a hospital-based or community based home health agency.

Education

Graduate from an approved school of professional nursing (AA, Diploma, or BSN).

High School Diploma/GED.

License, Certification, Registration

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.

Current valid driver's license required.

BLS certificate required.


Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of the nursing process.

Commitment to Service Orientation.

Effective written and oral communication skills (in English).

Good interpersonal skills.

Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.


Preferred Qualifications:

Computer literate preferred.

Experience in automated clinical information systems preferred.

Oncology, hospice or care of terminally ill experience preferred if working within the Hospice Department.

Primary Location: California,Oakland,Oakland 4501 Broadway Admin 4501 Broadway

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0

Shift: Day

Workdays: On Call

Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM

Working Hours End: 5:00 PM

Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: California Nurses Association

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Category: Nursing Licensed

Specialty: Continuing Care (Home Health / Hospice / SNF)

Department: Hospice

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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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