Kaiser Permanente Staff Nurse II - Inpatient Psychiatry in Santa Clara, California
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.
Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members.
Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures.
Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.
Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs.
Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution.
Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel.
Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed.
Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members.
Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application.
Identifies and solves problems effectively.
Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
Perform other related duties as necessary.
This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVN's, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
Minimum of 6 months experience. See job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty units.
- INPATIENT PSYCH - Two years recent (within the last 3 years) experience in inpatient psychiatric nursing.
Complete security and background check as required by regulatory bodies. The State of California Welfare and Institutions Code 5405 states that criminal background checks (LiveScan Service) must be conducted upon employment of any direct care staff or direct services supervisor at a Mental Health Rehabilitation Center 9MHRC or Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) which is licensed by the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Applicants must be cleared through Criminal Records Background Checks completed by the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) prior to start date.
- SPECIALITY AREAS - If no qualified candidate, may be willing to train in the specialty areas listed below. Candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certifications within 6 months of hire or transfer into unit.
High School Diploma/GED.
Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience or Graduate of registered nursing and 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 and has worked 2000 hours as an licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation or currently enrolled in an accredited entry level MSN program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing.
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers.
Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice.
Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers).
Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English).
Good interpersonal skills.
Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
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.
TITLE: Staff Nurse II - Inpatient Psychiatry
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California
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.