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Kaiser Permanente NP II /PA II - Orthopedics in Woodland Hills, California

Nurse practitioners provide health care services to patients who may have acute episodic conditions or chronic problems, as well as those seeking health evaluation, preventive care and/or education and counseling. NPs provide care in areas within KP in primary care or specialty departments consistent with their educational preparation following the Regional Standardized Procedures and Process Protocols for Ambulatory and Hospital-Based Practice. They perform complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Assume on-going responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery. Diagnose and treat both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes. Establish and document the health care plan and diagnosis, maintain records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Function in an expanded role to regularly provide primary, acute or emergency care to patients with complicated medical or surgical conditions which requires an intensive level of care. A formal internship and/or equivalent on-the-job training in the specialty area are also required. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to customers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collect subjective data (obtain history).

  • Collect objective data (perform a physical exam).

  • Develop an assessment (diagnosis).

  • Develop and implement a management plan.

  • Facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies and resources within the community.

  • Order pharmacologic interventions.

  • Develop and implement an educational plan.

  • Plan for appropriate follow-up care.

  • Manages the care of patients with complicated medical or surgical conditions.

  • Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's 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 Permanente's policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year experience unless specified by department, as an NP or PA.

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited RN and NP Program OR graduate of an accredited PA program.

  • NP Only: Master's Degree in Nursing (effective 1/1/03 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS).

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current California Nurse Practitioner Certificate or current California Physician Assistant license.

  • NP Only: Current California RN License.

  • NP Only: Current California Furnishing Number.

  • Maintain current national certification from approved organizations (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties, or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants appropriate to education and department (effective 1/1/01 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS).

  • Current American Heart Association BLS card.

  • National Provider Identification Number (NPI).

  • Current DEA Registration Number.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to consider Physician Assistant II job code 30009.

  • If department elects to hire a new grad NP or PA, the California Furnishing Number and if applicable, the DEA Registration Number, must be obtained within twelve (12) months of hire.

  • The probationary period would also be extended from six (6) to twelve (12) months.

  • See Reference Materials below.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Heavy Orthopedics experience needed.

    • Fracture management experience a must.

    • Experience in the Main OR as a first assist for trauma, Total Joint, and Sports cases.

Notes:

  • Willing to work in a very high volume clinic setting.

  • Willing to take call in the evenings as well as weekends.

  • Willing to travel to other Orthopedics clinics in the service area as needed.

  • Other responsibilities include: referral and message triage, rounding on hospital floors for discharge planning, and fracture clinic assignments.

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.

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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: NP II /PA II - Orthopedics

LOCATION: Woodland Hills, California

REQNUMBER: 833895

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.

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