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Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Kaiser
Location: Cathedral City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:--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. 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.
  • 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 of experience in a geriatrics department or convalescent home.Education
      • Graduate of an accredited RN and NP Program.
      • Master's degree in nursing (effective 1/1/03 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS).License, Certification, Registration
        • Current California RN License.
        • Current California Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
        • Maintain current national certification as a geriatric NP from approved organizations (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) appropriate to education and department (effective 1/1/01 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS).
        • Current DEA Registration Number
        • Current California Furnishing Number.
        • Current BCLS card
        • National Provider Identification Number (NPI).
        • Current California Driver's--License and auto insurance as required by the State of California.Additional Requirements:
          • Fellowship trained in geriatrics.
          • Clinic and psycho-social skills essential for acute, sub-acute and chronic needs of elderly patients.
          • Knowledge of how to manage geriatric patients.Preferred Qualifications:
            • N/A.Job Schedule: Job Category: Physician Assistant, Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners

Keywords: Kaiser, Cathedral City , Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Cathedral City, California

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