Kaiser Permanente Nurse Practitioner - ARNP (Per Diem - Days - NHS) South Sound Area in Seattle, Washington

Great News!

Kaiser Permanente of Washington is currently seeking a per diem Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to join our fantastic Nursing Home Services team in the Puget Sound area!

This is a per diem position for coverage of sub-acute nursing care and long-term care visits. It will include travels to Des Moines, Olympia, Silverdale and Tacoma. Per Diem shifts are days, working Monday - Friday, working 8am - 5pm!

Our Nursing Home Services Division is passionate and committed to maintaining high quality care for older adults. We have established partnerships with a select number of facilities in the Puget Sound Region to provide a continuum of care that achieves excellence in quality measures, patient/family satisfaction, along with clinical and utilization outcomes (including re-hospitalization). We provide care from Olympia to Everett, and Issaquah to Silverdale.

Kaiser Permanente ARNPs provide medical management of patients during skilled/Medicare Part A or sub-acute stays, as well as long term care/residential stays in skilled nursing facilities in a team based model.

ARNP's on this team provide mid-level practitioner services to geriatric population in sub-acute skilled nursing facility (SNF) stays and residential care. Perform in-depth physical assessment and management of illnesses or conditions within the ARNP scope of practice and in collaboration with MD, pharmacists, and other interdisciplinary team members. May diagnose and manage acute episodic and chronic health problems independently.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive evaluation and management of acute, episodic, and chronic health problems for patients in skilled nursing facility and residential care stays, ensuring complete and appropriate assessment and plan of care in a timely manner within ARNP scope of practice. Collaborates with attending physician and provides mid-level practitioner services, including initial evaluation, ongoing medical monitoring, triage of changes in patient condition for the MD/ARNP team, and ensures appropriate medical discharge planning. Uses prescriptive authority, in compliance with State and Federal law, to appropriately order medications, treatments, and therapies. Orders and interprets lab work, x-rays, and other tests. Facilitates day to day plans for ongoing medical care; makes telephone encounter or episodic visits as necessary in response to patient, family, and SNF/LTC facility concerns. Performs annual physical assessments for residential patients. Ensures compliance with State

  • Provides primary contact for health and medical care for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington members during a nursing home stay. Monitors quality of care and provides expert clinical resource for nursing home staff. Educates patients and families about medical treatment options. Participates in family care conferences when needed for health care planning. Coordinates care within KFHPW care continuum. Monitors quality of care and provides expert clinical resource for nursing home staff.

  • Ensures complete, accurate, legible, and timely submission of paperwork. Attends staff meetings. Participates in after-hours call coverage rotation. Participates in precepting ARNP students. Makes presentations to facilities, communities, and colleagues. Participates in Nursing Home Services quality improvement projects.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of geriatric clinical experience in acute and chronic health problems.

Education

  • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Washington State RN and ARNP license required by date of hire/transfer

  • ANCC certification as Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

  • Prescriptive authority.

  • BLS/CPR certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Geriatric clinical expertise in acute and chronic health problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of geriatric or long-term care experience as a nurse practitioner.

  • Expanded prescriptive authority for Schedule II-IV medications.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Nurse Practitioner - ARNP (Per Diem - Days - NHS) South Sound Area

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

REQNUMBER: 700263

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.