Nurse practitioners (NP) 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. 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.
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.
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 one (1) year experience unless specified by department as an NP or PA.
Graduate of an accredited RN and NP Program OR graduate of an accredited PA program.
Masters Degree in Nursing (effective 1/1/03 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS-(NP only)).
License, Certification, Registration
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number (California) AND Nurse Practitioner National Certificate AND Nurse Practitioner Certificate (California) AND Registered Nurse License (California)
Physician Assistant License (California) AND Physician Assistant National Certificate
National Provider Identifier
Basic Life Support
Willing to consider Physician Assistant job code 30008.
Current DEA Registration Number.
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.