Kaiser Permanente Education Specialist RN - Breast Cancer/Onc. in Santa Rosa, California
Develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates specialized patient educational programs (e.g., cardiac, HIV, chronic illness, diabetes). Consults with physicians and case managers in developing best care practices. Ensures programs comply with all federal, state, and local requirements.
Designs, implements, coordinates, provides, and evaluates specific patient education programs or group visits, for chronic and acute patient education across the continuum of care at facility, multi-site, and regional locations. Ensures quality and cost effective patient education programs and services.
Develops, recommends, reviews high quality, culturally diverse written and audio-visual materials. Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
Coordinates with patient educational providers to ensure that educational objectives and interventions are integrated into clinical guidelines, pathways, and case/ core management.
Develops, implements, and revises care pathways, protocols, written standards, policies, and procedures for educational programs and ensures that they meet The Joint Commission, NCQA, Medi-Cal, and other regulations and that they are consistently applied by all health care providers.
Provides ongoing education and training to physicians and support staff about the care management process across the continuum of care.
Consults with physicians and other care team providers in planning and implementing enhanced patient education programs.
Collaborates with health care providers to determine when a member should be referred to patient education services.
Participates in data collection relative to patient education services and pilot/research activities.
Supervises staff and contractors, monitors budgets, and maintains records.
Identifies service issues and implements system changes, resulting in improved education and treatment of members.
Participates in interdisciplinary committees to integrate educational activities into clinical care.
Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
Minimum three (3) years of patient care experience required.
Minimum three (3) years of teaching, program planning experience and adult learning theory required.
Minimum two (2) years of experience providing patient education in a inpatient or outpatient setting required.
BSN or bachelor's degree in health care or related field required, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current California RN license required.
Current BLS certificate required.
Knowledgeable of Nurse Practice Act, federal, state, and local requirements.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Oncology and breast cancer background preferred.
TITLE: Education Specialist RN - Breast Cancer/Onc.
LOCATION: Santa Rosa, California
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.