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Nurse Practitioner Acute Gerontology

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Hilo
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Description: Job Summary:

Coordinates case management for members who present in the hospital for ER visits. Screens patient for appropriateness of inpatient admission and/or complexity and assist with transfer to MOA for higher level of care, as necessary. Provides and ensures high quality care to include assessment, evaluation, development, facilitation, and implementation of individualized plans of care. Provides consultation and education to other health care providers. Collaborates with special work teams in developing programs to support continuity of care. Provides consultative and clinic nurse specialist/nurse practitioner services for homecare patients. Collaborates with physicians in providing direct primary, secondary and tertiary care services in outpatient, home, and community settings with emphasis on managing ER visits and home care. Provides post hospital/ER discharge follow up visits e.g., phone/video appointment to prevent readmission or repeat ED visit.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Screen members who present to the KP contracted ER facility using InterQual tool for medically necessary inpatient admission.
  • Works collaboratively with ER provider to determine appropriateness of patient admission; consult with KP providers as necessary.
  • Provides consultation and care coordination to members who present to ER. Provides primary care and case management of members in the KP contracted inpatient facility which include intake assessment, evaluation of ER visits, appropriateness for transfer to higher level of care in collaboration with non-KP physician.
  • Works collaboratively with hospitals, clinics and community sites in program development, and development of policies, procedures, quality assessment and improvement indicators for these programs. Identifies needs and coordinates in-service programs.
  • Encourages and documents advanced directives clarifications. Monitor documents provided to patients including observations, treatments, medications, and instructions according to Regional and/or facility standards. Documents all communications and medical orders.
  • Acts as liaison with and oversees facility/family concerns related to ER visits and inpatient admissions or transfers. Participates in patient care conferences with other health care team members to coordinate, discuss, evaluate services provided to patients.
  • Provides post hospital discharge and/or post ED follow up e.g., phone or video appointment to do medication reconciliation and address other issues to prevent readmission or repeat visit to the ED.
  • May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency, and licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to direct the provision of care on the unit.
  • Provides direct patient care on an as needed basis. Provides services that are within scope of license and in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and policy requirements relevant to clinical role performed.
  • Incorporates the KP Nursing Vision, Model and Values throughout their Nursing Practice.Basic Qualifications:
    Experience

    • Minimum three (3) year direct patient care nursing experience; with one (1) year long term care or geriatric specialty and acute care experience. Education

      • Masters degree in nursing with specialty in gerontological, adult, family, or acute care. License, Certification, Registration
        • Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Certification OR Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification-Adult Health OR Nurse Practitioner-Family Certification OR Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Certification OR Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification-Gerontological OR Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Certification
          • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License (Hawaii)
            • Drivers License (in location where applicable)
              • National Provider Identifier required at hire
                • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association Additional Requirements:

                  • Taxonomy code required at time of hire.
                  • Note: This position requires successful completion of credentialing process upon hire. Preferred Qualifications:

                    • Valid Hawaii APRN Recognition with Prescriptive Authority (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State APRN prescriptive authority).

                      Primary Location: Hawaii,Hilo,Hilo Medical Offices
                      Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
                      Shift: Variable
                      Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM
                      Working Hours End: 11:59 PM
                      Job Schedule: Full-time
                      Job Type: Standard
                      Worker Location: Onsite
                      Employee Status: Regular
                      Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-HI-01-NUE-Non Union Employee
                      Job Level: Individual Contributor
                      Department: Hilo Medical Offices - Utilization Management - 1208
                      Pay Range: $129100 - $166980 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted.
                      Travel: No
                      On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

                      Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Hilo , Nurse Practitioner Acute Gerontology, Healthcare , Hilo, Hawaii

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