Kaiser Permanente ARNP - Nurse Practitioner ( 0.5 FTE - Subacute & LTC) Des Moines - Primarily in Tacoma, Washington

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Kaiser Permanente is currently seeking a fantastic ARNP - Nurse Practitioner to join our amazing Nursing Home Services team to handle Sub-Acute and Long Term Care in Des Moines, WA. Although this position primarily covers Des Moines, it may include some local travel to facilities in Tacoma, Olympia and Silverdale.

Workdays are Monday - Friday and generally from 8am - 5pm in this benefits eligible 0.5 FTE position, working 20 hours per week.

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.

OUR NURSING HOME SERVICES DIVISION (NHS) 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 AND PATIENT/FAMILY SATISFACTION, ALONG WITH CLINICAL AND UTILIZATION OUTCOMES (INCLUDING RE-HOSPITALIZATION). WE PROVIDE CARE FROM OLYMPIA TO MARYSVILLE AND ISSAQUAH TO SILVERDALE. KAISER PERMANENTE NHS ARNPS PROVIDE MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS DURING SKILLED/MEDICARE PART A OR SUBACUTE STAYS, AS WELL AS LONG TERM CARE/RESIDENTIAL STAYS IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES IN A TEAM BASED MODEL.

THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION FOR COVERAGE OF LONG TERM AND SUBACUTE NURSING CARE IN DES MOINES, WA. IT MAY INCLUDE TRAVELS TO TACOMA, OLYMPIA AND SILVERDALE.

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 by date of hire/transfer.

ANCC certification as Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.Prescriptive authority by date of hire/transfer.

BLS/CPR certification is required by date of hire/transfer.

Valid WA state drivers license is required by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

Geriatric clinical expertise in acute and chronic health problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

N/A

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: ARNP - Nurse Practitioner ( 0.5 FTE - Subacute & LTC) Des Moines - Primarily

LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington

REQNUMBER: 732022

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.