SHR-home Health Nurse - Neighbor Island

Kaiser Permanente Wailuku, HI
Description: Provides home health care to Kaiser Permanente's Home Health patients in coordination w/ physician orders & nursing interventions. Maintains professional, clinical, technical, & interpersonal skills to provide best possible service.

Essential Functions:

Establishes & coordinates plan of care for patients assessing educational, equipment, skilled & nonskilled services & needs.

Evaluates patients, families, & home environment on admission & subsequent home visits. Determines if home environment is safe & appropriate for provision of home health services. Assesses patient's physical & psychosocial needs. Develops &/or revises an appropriate plan of care. Communicates & coordinates plan of care w/ physician(s), patients & family, & other health care providers. Implements care, as ordered. Establishes reasonable/measurable goals. Determines whether other services such as PT, OT, ST, Home Care Aide (HCA), or MSW are indicated.

Establishes discharge planning in conjunction w/ the care planning process. Prepares & delivers medical supplies & orders equipment necessary for provision of prescribed care/service.

Provides comprehensive nursing care. Evaluates patient's response to identified interventions. Reviews & interprets laboratory values.

Recognizes & interprets significant physiological & behavioral changes in patient's condition. Determines, in conjunction w/ physician, when patient care needs to be shifted into another setting.

Provides case management. Coordinates all necessary services to be provided to patients. Integrates all services into plan of care.

Instructs patient, family, & other caregivers on nursing & aide-related care to promote independence & self-care. Initiates appropriate preventative & rehabilitative nursing procedures.

Documents all care provided to patients including assessments, interventions, patient/caregiver teaching. Patient/caregiver response to care. Documents the plan for on-going care &/or discharge plan. Maintains medication profile for all medications self-administered by patient &/or administered by other. Completes accurate daily visit log. Performs clinical record audits, as assigned.

Provides guidance & supervision to licensed practical nurse. Prepares weekly schedule of patient visits for self, & licensed practical nurse. Supervises care provided by Home Care Aides (HCA). Prepares HCA assignments. Coordinates patient care. Makes HCA evaluation visits, & provides feedback to HCA. Documents HCA supervision.

Plans for & participates in professional development activities to keep current of trends in home health nursing &/or clinical nursing skills.

Participates in multidisciplinary team conferences (formal & informal) to coordinate, discuss, & evaluate services provided to patient.

Assists w/ development & implementation of department's annual work plan. Participates in orientation of new personnel to Home Health Services & precepts students as assigned.

Participates in performance improvement. Identifies & presents improvement opportunities to organization & implements Quality Improvement process(es).

Follows all applicable laws, rules & recommendations for safe driving while on duty.

May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency & licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities & to direct the provision of care on the unit.

Provides direct patient care on an as needed basis. Provides services that are w/in scope of license & in compliance w/ all legal, regulatory, & policy requirements relevant to clinical role performed.

Incorporates the KP Nursing Vision, Model & Values through out their Nursing Practice.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum two (2) years of medical/surgical nursing experience, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.


Associate's degree from accredited school of nursing OR two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.

License, Certification, Registration

Valid Hawaii RN license (must meet education requirement (s) for Hawaii State licensure).

Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

Valid driver's license.

Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, customer service, problem solving, systems thinking, decision making, adaptability, and change management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Home Health agency (Medicare certified agency) experience.

Bachelor's degree in nursing.

Certified Home Health Nurse by the American Nurses Association (ANA).

Demonstrated knowledge of venipuncture and IV therapy, antibiotic therapy, respiratory therapy, patient assessment (physical and psych/social), hyperalimentation and TPN, colostomy and ileostomy care, catherization (male and female), bowel and bladder training, wound care, diabetic care, transfer skills, care of terminally ill, and patient teaching.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Wailuku Medical Offices 80 Mahalani St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Home Health - Int - Patientsvc Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

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.

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