NURSE, PUBLIC HEALTH
Posted on: November 25, 2022
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
- 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
- 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
- Performs other duties as requested.Basic Qualifications:
- One (1) year medical-surgical nursing experience in an acute
care setting or home health, hospice or palliative care, SNF, ALF
- 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,
- 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
- Registered Nurse License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire
- Registered Nurse License (Washington) within 6 months of
- Drivers License (in location where applicable)
- Basic Life Support -Additional Requirements:
- Able to perform complete physical, psychosocial, spiritual
- Able to operate stethoscope and sphygmomanometer.
- Keyboarding or typing skills.
- Able to learn to operate a laptop computer to perform clinical
- 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
- Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
- Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
- Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to work autonomously and manage patient caseload.
- Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail
- Working knowledge of Hospice and palliative care for the
terminally ill patient.
- Pediatrics, including well child care.
- 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
- Variable shifts/days/weekends/holidays
- -Job Schedule: Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse
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