Kaiser Permanente Charge Nurse - Ambulatory Care Adult and Family in San Francisco, California

As a leader of the health care team, directs departmental operations & provides professional nursing care, including utilizing the nursing process in accordance w/established standards of care, policies, & procedures. Participates in effective resource allocation by assuring appropriate assignments, staffing, & scheduling. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality & effectiveness in work habits & clinical practice; & treats coworker's, patients, families, & all members of the health care team w/dignity & respect.

Essential Functions: The Charge Registered Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, & behaviors: - Formulates a goal-directed plan of care when & where appropriate to do so. - Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, & continuous manner. - Establishes patient care priorities based on essential patient needs & availability of unit resources (time, personnel, equipment, & supplies). - Identifies patient/family learning needs & acts to meet them. - Demonstrates an awareness of & sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural & ethical beliefs. - Provides/coordinates care for patients/patient populations. - Establishes effective working relationships w/members of the health care team, patients, & families. - Acknowledges staff rights & cultural & ethical beliefs. - Delegates appropriately & coordinates duties/activities of health care team members. - Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members. - Utilizes effective communication methods & skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. - Demonstrates knowledge of & applies safety principles as identified by the institution. - Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit & department personnel. - Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality & risk management in all aspects of patient care & unit functioning. - Participates in unit & department Performance Improvement activities. - Participates in nursing research activities as requested. - Identifies & solves problems effectively. - Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions w/patients, families, & all members of the health care team. - Provides data for staffing decisions & demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. - Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers & telecommunication modalities in documenting, tracking & conveying information. - If practicing in a specialty/extended role, fulfills the expectations established for the particular role. - Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, & applicable state, federal & local laws. - Provides professional leadership & direction of department personnel in order to maintain efficient delivery of effective patient care. - Mentors, orients, & coaches others in unit specific operations & patient care activities. - Shares responsibility & authority w/subordinates & holds them accountable for performance. - Demonstrates ability to identify & resolve problems in collaboration w/work team & w/other departments. - The incumbent motivates & provides clinical direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire, discipline, nor effective input into such.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - At least two (2) years of practicing as a Registered Nurse. - At least two (2) years of recent full-time or part-time equivalent experience in the ambulatory care setting &/or specialty area. - AMBULATORY CARE GENERALIST - 2 years acute care experience. 6 months recent (within the last 3 years) experience in an ambulatory care setting. Leadership experience preferred. - SPECIALITY AREAS - If no qualified candidate, will be willing to train. Where indicated, candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certification(s) within the designated timeframe for a particular field of practice. - High School Diploma/GED. - Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program & completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience; OR Graduate of registered nursing program & either 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care & has worked 2000 hours as a licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation. - Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California. - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers. - Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS and/or NALS and/or PALS and/or PEARS and/or NRP may also be required for this position. - Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice. - Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers). - Demonstrated effective written & oral communication skills (in English). - Good interpersonal skills. - Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Charge Nurse - Ambulatory Care Adult and Family

LOCATION San Francisco, CA