Staff Nurse Family Medicine
Posted on: March 20, 2023
Provide nursing care to a defined group of patients, adhering to
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ambulatory Nursing Care
Standards, the Nursing Code of Ethics and Kaiser Foundation Health
Plan of Washington policies. Coordinate and facilitate Health Care
services for the patient in other segments of the Health Care
delivery system. Provide and coordinate nursing care for the
patient in collaboration with the Health Care team. The Registered
Nurse is an integral member of the Health Care team, overseeing and
participating in patient assessment and the formulation and
implementation of the care plan.
- Using the nursing process, provides ongoing assessment of the
nursing care needs of a defined group of patients. Uses nursing
diagnosis to describe this assessment. Develops a written plan of
care for patient care needs. Assists patients and
families/significant others in developing health care goals which
are part of the individualized plan of care. Determines priorities
of patient care based on essential patient needs and available
resources. Provides nursing interventions safely and competently.
Provides the patient and family/significant others with information
preceding interventions. Provides telephone consultation to
patients and family/significant others Provides ongoing evaluation
of the patients response to care. Anticipates and recognizes
changes in the patients status and need for nursing care. Modifies
the individual plan of care in collaboration with the health care
- Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological
effects of normal aging by assessing, planning, implementing and
evaluating care to meet the needs of those populations served.
Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age
populations served. Identifies own learning needs and participates
in educational programs related to those age-specific patient
populations served (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Geriatric).
Collaborates, communicates and coordinates with other health care
team members in planning and implementing care. Assesses the needs
of designated patients requiring hospitalization; initiates nursing
admission database and discharge planning in collaboration with
inpatient staff and physician. Cooperates and communicates
effectively with other team members in order to accomplish the
- Communicates recognition of the patients and family/significant
others psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs in each
nurse-patient interaction. Orients patients and family/significant
others to the role of the professional nurse and other health care
team members, the nursing services available, and the means of
access to those services. Reinforces orientation to the Consumer
Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Identifies the patients
educational needs as part of the nursing assessment. Develops an
educational component for each nursing care plan. Provides
teaching/counseling congruent with patients and family/significant
others learning needs and the medical plan of care. Encourages
patient compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Teaching
is based on scientific and behavioral knowledge.
- Assesses patient lifestyle risk factors. Integrates health
promotion and preventive aspects of care with the ongoing
assessment of nursing care needs. Works with patient to develop a
plan to improve general health status. Implements physical and
psychological preventive measures. Promotes patient self-care
responsibility for meeting their own health needs. Adheres to KFHPW
documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each
patient and adheres to KFHPW safety standards. Adheres to KFHPW
infection control standards and guidelines, including the
guidelines for reporting communicable diseases.
- Identifies own learning needs and participates in continued
education programs to meet those needs. Participates in staff
orientation and student education activities. Collaborates with
managers in completing the process for self and colleague/team
performance reviews. Assures quality of care through development,
implementation and evaluation of professional nursing standards and
participation in multidisciplinary quality assurance activities.
Participates in professional activities. Participates in nursing
research and incorporates research findings into nursing practice.
Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard
of professional work habits. Consistently demonstrates an
appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy. Basic
- N/A Education
- Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited program.
License, Certification, Registration
- Registered Nurse License (Washington) required at hire
- Basic Life Support required at hire Additional Requirements:
- Communication, problem-solving, leadership and decision-making
skills. Preferred Qualifications:
- Ambulatory care nursing experience
- Primary nursing or case management experience.
- Bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN).
Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
Keywords: Kaiser, Seattle , Staff Nurse Family Medicine, Healthcare , Carnation, Washington
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