- Practices under the standard procedure established for the NP role consistent with Kaiser Permanente policy and in accordance with requirement set forth by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
- Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including history taking and physical examination consistent with department protocol.
- Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status, patient/family education, family involvement, and patient advocacy.
- Consults with supervising physician or other clinicians as dictated by patient need and assessment findings.
- Participates with physicians and other clinicians in the department to assure effective patient care consistent with quality indicators for patients cared for in the designated service.
- Reviews medical record for follow up or ordering of diagnostic studies under established protocols.
- Establishes and maintains communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care.
- Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families.
- Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
- Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
- Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and department personnel.
- Participates in unit and department Performance Improvement activities.
- Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
- Identifies and solves problems effectively.
- Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track and convey information.
- If practicing in a specialty role, fulfills the expectations established for the particular role.
- Perform other related duties as necessary.
- This job has no supervisory responsibility.
- Minimum of six (6) months experience as a nurse practitioner. See job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty services.
- Master's Degree in Nursing (unless already a Kaiser Permanente employee who was grandfathered in prior to California Business and Professions Code requirement in January 1, 2008).
- Completion of NP program at the Master's level with certification (unless already a Kaiser Permanente employee who was grandfathered in prior to California Business and Professions Code requirement in January 1, 2008).
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- Must meet credentialing requirements established for nurse practitioners within the Kaiser system (Master's Degree in Nursing and National Certification from one of the following organizations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Credentialing Center; National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties; National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.)
- Must have a NPI and meet Medicare requirements for PTAN (Provider Transaction Account Number)
- Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in California required.
- Current BLS required.
- Current California issued Furnishing Number.
- Current DEA if required for specialty.
- National certification as NP required (Certification from one of the following bodies required: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Credentialing Center).
- National Certification Corporation for Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties if working in obstetrics, gynecologic or neonatal specialties; National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses if working in pediatrics.
- Current California RN/NP License with California BRN issued Furnishing Number.
- Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS and/or NALS and/or PALS or PEARS may also be required for the position.
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.