Kaiser Permanente Telephone Advice Nurse - Fair Oaks Medical Center in Fairfax, Virginia

We are looking for Advice Nurses to work in Kaiser Permanente-s Clinical Call Center environment which operates 24/7. The Advice Nurse is a telephone triage position which allows the patient to be assessed based on symptoms using evidenced based medicine protocols. There is no -hands-on- interaction with the members in this position.

Advice nurses are responsible for documenting via Nurse Triage (Epic application) and providing specified diagnostic results to members. Responsible to collaborate with on-site physicians, on-call physicians, HCT, pharmacists, and/or Nurse Practitioner as necessary to facilitate member care.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives and processes telephone calls from Health Plan members requiring medical advice or general information by: Assesses the patient' s problem utilizing established protocols and interaction with provider on-site or on-call. Makes appropriate recommendations to include advice, appointments per protocol, or direction from physician. Appropriately documents calls received with adherence to inter-regional documentation. Acts as an extension of the health care team to meet member needs.

  • Assists members in empathetic, efficient manner to determine best course of action to resolve issue.

  • Meets regional standards set by call center management to achieve optimal member satisfaction such as phone access and service standards. Be receptive to constructive feedback by supervisors and/or QI to better serve members.

  • Contributes to the development of protocols, procedures, patient education, and training, as assigned. Participates in peer review, quality assurance, and other committees' functions.

  • Demonstrates ability to make quick decisions, based on sound base of critical thinking skills/guidelines by protocols.

  • Demonstrate ability to interact with a variety of levels of staff to provide good customer service to internal customers.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.

We offer flexible work schedules, scheduled meal and rest breaks, opportunities for upward mobility, and evening and weekend shift differentials. Benefits include a retirement savings, medical, dental, vision, child care and tuition reimbursement.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • One (1) full year of relevant experience as a RN in a clinical setting within the past year required.

Education

  • N/A

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current RN license in appropriate jurisdiction assigned (MD or VA compact) to include alternative site as dictated by unit needs required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software required.

  • Pass basic windows test at interview.

  • Pass basic typing test with minimum of 30 wpm required.

  • Pass a standard medication test and a standard medical advice test/Performance Based Developmental Systems (PBDS) test required.

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communications skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.

We provide full time training classes that will run for approximately 4 weeks, M-F 7:30a-4p at our Fairfax, VA location.

Various flexible FT & PT schedules available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN preferred.

  • Bilingual ability preferred.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Telephone Advice Nurse - Fair Oaks Medical Center

LOCATION: Fairfax, Virginia

REQNUMBER: 653981

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.