Kaiser Permanente Staff RN, ACC/CDU in Kennesaw, Georgia
Kaiser Permanente nurses advance the art and science of nursing in a patient-centered healing environment through their professional practice and leadership. Kaiser Permanente nurses are guided by an integrated nursing model that places patients and families in the center. Our nurses embody a set of core values and professional behaviors that define who we are. The Staff Registered Nurse in the ACC/CDU practices professional nursing as defined by the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act and by organizational policies, procedures and guidelines. Provides nursing care for patients, members and families to restore and promote health and to prevent illness and injury in the ACC/CDU and supporting departments. Collaborates with leadership and members of the Health Care Team across departments to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe care and service.
Provides nursing care to patients within his/her scope of practice, utilizing the nursing process to assess the health status, establish a nursing diagnosis, establish nursing goals to meet health care needs, and develop, implement and evaluate a nursing plan of care. O.C.G.A. S43-26-3(8). Nursing care will involve both ACC and CDU patients.
Assesses and triages patients presenting to the ACC/CDU health care setting, including unscheduled patients, emergencies and others. Recognizes patients presentation with atypical signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome and acute stroke. Initiates immediate emergency interventions. Provides care for patients of varying age and acuity including AMI, multiple injuries, CVA, Gyn emergencies and other medical /surgical conditions. Performs a triage assessment, determines acuity, and implements an individual plan of care. Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing interventions. Leads the nursing response to medical emergencies. Ensures the readiness of the Health Care Team members to respond to emergencies, including equipment and staff knowledge and skill.
Monitors patient and work flows, directs other clinical support staff in the delivery of patient care. Monitors electronic messaging and email related to patient and provider requests and inquires. Manages the messages as appropriate or triages to physician or others as needed.
Initiates and monitors IV therapy, administration of medications and other nursing procedures as ordered by the physician or associate practitioner. Assists with procedures and monitors patients response during and after the procedure.
Assesses patient and family health education needs, provides health teaching and counseling and evaluates effectiveness of the education process.
Conducts outgoing telephone calls to patients requiring follow up care and preventative outreach. Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions and patient response according to established guidelines and policies.
Leads or participates in quality improvement activities and/or initiatives. Responds effectively to member / patient concerns. Serves as an advocate for the patient. Facilitates transitions and coordination of care across the continuum.
Serves as a role model for quality and service and as a resource, coach and mentor for other members of the Health Care Team.
Completes other department-specific procedures and nursing care within scope of practice and skill. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanentes policies and procedures.
Minimum of one (1) year recent (within last five (5) years) experience within an Emergency Department and/or Critical Care unit (ICU, L&D, ACC) as a licensed RN or completed a Kaiser Permanente Nurse Residency program in Georgia.
Graduate of NLN-accredited School of Nursing.
License, Certification, Registration
Registered Professional Nurse License (Georgia) required at hire
Basic Life Support required at hire
Pediatric Advanced Life Support within 6 months of hire
Advanced Cardiac Life Support required at hire
Experience in a fast-paced setting/environment.
Basic EKG interpretation.
Advanced hemodynamic monitoring.
Excellent nursing assessment skills.
Minimum two (2) years of experience within an Emergency Department and/or Critical Care unit (ICU, L&D, PACU, etc.).
Bachelors (BSN) degree.
TITLE: Staff RN, ACC/CDU
LOCATION: Kennesaw, Georgia
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.