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Kaiser Permanente Team Lead RN in Portland, Oregon

Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, the purpose of this position is to support the medical needs of the Health Plan members and the other patients of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. Under supervision, the Team Leader is delegated authority and responsibility to manage and facilitate nursing services within the appointed module/department/area. The nurse provides care that is consistent with the philosophy of the Health Care Program.

Essential Functions:

  • Leadership Responsibilities: In collaboration with physician leadership (PIC, Chief or lead) and the Clinic Coordinator, determines the staffing and scheduling needs for their designated area of responsibility. Acts in a cost conscious manner to recommend canceling, teaming and mix alterations as fluctuations in demand occur.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Assesses staff educational needs within the Module/Department/Service and facilitates the delivery of appropriate in-service experiences.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Develops and maintains orientation checklist. Provides orientation for nursing and provider staff.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Assists with the preparation of Performance Appraisals for LPN's and unlicensed personnel in their module/Department or service. Provides input to the Clinic Coordinator for development of Performance Appraisals for R.N. staff.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates with the Clinic Coordinator in developing policies and procedures for the module.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates with other Team Leaders to effectively and efficiently utilize resources in delivering quality care to members.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Collaborates with Clinic Coordinator in setting quality standards for nursing care.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Coordinates intra-office emergency systems (fire, codes) with other Team Leaders and the Clinic Coordinator.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Coordinates patient education and case management efforts within the module.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Works in partnership with appropriate physician leadership to facilitate interdisciplinary team functioning.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Manages access, wait lists and referral process in partnership with provider leadership, appointment center and Clinic Coordinator.

  • Leadership Responsibilities: Performs selected monitoring functions: A. Health and Safety, B. Quality Assurance, C. Applicable Engineering work and repairs, D. Supplies and equipment.

  • Nursing Practice: Provide and document quality patient care utilizing the nursing process.

  • Nursing Practice: Performs or appropriately delegates independent nursing functions as defined in the Oregon and Washington Nurse Practice Acts.

  • Nursing Practice: Communicates patient needs and changes in condition to appropriate personnel.

  • Nursing Practice: Functions as a patient advocate within the scope of a Health Maintenance Organization.

  • Nursing Practice: Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for staff, patients and family members.

  • Nursing Practice: Uses cost effective measures in the delivery of nursing care.

  • Nursing Practice: Coordinates and implements medical orders.

  • Nursing Practice: Performs skilled nursing tasks and demonstrates operational knowledge of procedures and equipment.

  • Nursing Practice: Performs triage and telephone advice independently and within scope of the Oregon and

Washington Nurse Practice Act.

  • Nursing Practice: Coordinates activities of the interdisciplinary team in order to ensure positive outcomes

for individual patients with complex health care needs.

  • Nursing Practice: Develops nursing care plans for high risk patients, and populations, cared for within the module.

  • Nursing Practice: Identifies patient/caregiver knowledge deficits associated with health care and/or the therapeutic regimen and responds appropriately.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of acute care or clinical setting nursing experience required.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in the last four (4) years in dermatology, cosmetic care or wound care.

  • Recent outpatient RN telephone advice and treatment experience.


  • Graduate of Accredited School of nursing.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • Current Oregon and Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.

  • Primary Care Assignments: Must obtain and maintain PEARS certification within 6 months of hire/transfer unless excluded per exemption process.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficient nursing and triage and advice with the recognition of high risk lesions.

  • Ability to maintain composure in a fast paced work environment and when working with complex and often frail patient population.

  • Ability to successfully demonstrate clinical skills and abilities in accordance with KPNW and Dermatology Department standards within 3 months of hire.

  • Ability to utilize best practices and perform to Case Management standards for large populations of Dermatology patients within 1 year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of experience with medical dermatology patients.

  • Recent acute care nursing experience and demonstrated experience in the area being posted, (i.e., allergy, peds, medicine, etc.) preferred.

  • Bachelor-s degree in Nursing.

  • Dermatology Nurse Certification (DNC).

  • Demonstrated proficiency and accuracy in provision of phototherapy protocol.

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: Team Lead RN

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


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.