Kaiser Permanente Nurse Practitioner / Primary Care at Home - Sign on bonus eligible in Portland, Oregon

Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality health care through direct assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients with common acute chronic illnesses and injuries (may include performing histories and physicals; ordering, interpreting, and following up on diagnostic studies; ordering medications; assisting with surgery; performing minor surgery; rounding on patients; and assuming on-call responsibilities). Perform health maintenance services, including patient education, for well members. Refer patients for specialty consultation or difficult problems. Document in writing all care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all medical care in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician), and state licensing guidelines.

  • Coordinate, develop or organize patient or department services or programs. Examples include, but are not limited to: Assist in developing department/hospital protocols. Screen incoming department referrals. Coordinate CME activities for department. Develop written patient education materials. Provide in-service training Proctor NP/PA students. Chair or participate on committees such as Breastfeeding Task Force, Regional Controlled Substance Abuse Committee, etc. Perform other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years clinical experience as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant working with adult patients in a Specialty or Primary Care practice

Education

  • Graduate of ANA-approved NP or AMA-approved PA or Child Health Associate training program (both provide master's or equivalent degrees) or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure. License, Certification, Registration

  • PA: National certification required at time of hire. Current Oregon AND Washington state medical license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Prescribing registration required at time of hire.

  • NP: National certification required at time of hire. Current Oregon AND Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Current Oregon AND Washington state NP license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Prescribing registration required at time of hire.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

  • Licensed in Oregon and Washington. Requires license and DEA certification in primary state (Oregon or Washington) prior to first day of employment. Must obtain secondary license and DEA certification within six (6) months of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer

  • Valid driver-s license and proof of insurance upon hire/transfer

Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough and working knowledge of all common diseases in specialty field; familiarity with less common diseases.

  • Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations.

  • Important to know limitations and when to refer patients.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose and effectively treat common medical diseases and injuries.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large provider and support staff.

  • Minor surgery or surgical assist skills.

  • Demonstrate customer-focused service skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of the needs of the geriatric patient population, including common adult diseases and special psychosocial needs

  • Ability to assess, diagnose and plan effective treatment for patients in a home or facility setting

  • Ability to use an electronic medical record

  • Knowledge of pertinent durable medical equipment and assistive devices

  • Access to reliable automobile during work hours for transportation to/from home visits in various locations

  • Working knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems, including PC-based computer systems

  • Knowledgeable and capable of utilizing innovative and mobile technology, including laptop/notebook computers, telecommunication software (i.e. Skype, Web-ex), smart phones, etc.

  • Adaptable, able to work flexible hours and at a variety of locations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years clinical experience.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Nurse Practitioner / Primary Care at Home - Sign on bonus eligible

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

REQNUMBER: 690319

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.