Kaiser Permanente Visiting Nurse in Seattle, Washington

Provides comprehensive skilled nursing care and services to patients in the home setting. Works on an interdisciplinary team to provide care in the home health, palliative care and hospice programs. Accountable for the assessment, development of plan of care, education and consultation related to pain and symptom management as well as adjustment to changes in health status. Plans for the return of patient care to primary Health Care providers as indicated.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides nursing interventions requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill, and initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Follows through the plan of care as developed to: provide appropriate instruction to patient/caregiver about health care, disease management and adjustment to illness; direct and supervise the care and services of LPN and HHA in the home setting; perform treatments; instruct patients/families in self care activities and home safety; and competently perform skills/tasks per plan of care. This includes pain and symptom management in the home. Performs skilled procedures to include injections, dressings, catheter insertion and care, colostomy and trachiotomy, central line IVcareand blood draws. Identifies educational needs. Instructs patient according to the plan of care. Provides care and case management with interdisciplinary team.

  • Communicates and collaborates with other interdisplinary team members and with the patient family in planning and implementing care. Records accurate and pertinent data in the electronic medical record in a timely manner, according to documentation guidelines. Adheres to KFHPW infection control, safety, hazardous waste, universal precautions, and CPR standards.

  • Identifies own learning needs, including those related to age-specific populations and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs. Participates in the following: staff orientation; self and colleague/team performance reviews; and activities related to quality care and cost saving measures. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits. Demonstrates an appearance consistent with KFHPW dress code policy.

  • Assesses patient need for care and communicates with other health care providers appropriately and in a timely manner. Collects data relevant to visit throughout the duration of care. Develops and initiates the plan of care based on assessment. Communicates and collaborates with medical doctor(s) to establish plan of care.

  • 'Evaluates patient response to care through timely assessment, communication and observation. Modifies plan of care through assessement based upon patient and care systems response..'

AFTER HOURS/ON CALL NURSE SERVICING SEATTLE, OR TACOMA, OR REDMOND AREA AS PER DIEM FOR HOSPICE.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as Registered Nurse in medical surgical, home health or hospice.

Education

  • Bachelor's of science degree in nursing or a related health care four (4)-year degree.

  • Graduate of an accredited RN program.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Washington State RN License.

  • Washington State drivers license with proof of insurance is required by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience providing care planning within a community setting (continuum of care).

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to transfer/position patients as needs require.

  • Basic laptop skills including MS Office Suite.

  • Customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Horizon for homecare system experience.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Visiting Nurse

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

REQNUMBER: 714526

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.