Kaiser LVNs Anyone?

  1. Hello,

    I'm searching to find out if any of you work for Kaiser as an LVN? I'm wondering what your experience has been, if you get to practice as an LVN or mostly in MA capacity, and most of all, if Kaiser has been a good company to work for.

    Help anyone?

    Thanks!
    Crickett
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    LVN - Pain Management
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Dermatology, Pain Management

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  3. by   TazziRN
    I have no experience with Kaiser as an employee, so maybe I shouldn't be commenting, but I have little faith in Kaiser care. I would not work for them just because it would mean having Kaiser as a provider, and I don't trust them.
  4. by   nursecrickett
    I have heard good and bad about the care. I'm hoping to gain more insight on both the care and the company as a whole when you are an employee.

    Thanks!
    Crickett
  5. by   TazziRN
    I have found that the inpatient care is good, but because it's an HMO it's hard to get past the clinics even if you have a real problem. That's the biggest beef I have with Kaiser. My older kids had Kaiser through their mother, and I got so tired of intervening each time they were misdiagnosed with something. My daughter (17) still lives with her mother while she's in school but is so fed up with Kaiser care that if it's anything that can be scheduled, she waits until she's with her dad and me and she sees a non-Kaiser doc in our area.
  6. by   nursecrickett
    What about anyone who works for Kaiser???

    Anyone out there??

    Crickett
  7. by   wjf00
    I am not sure about your area, but Kaiser in N. CA is getting rid of LVN's. They are being moved out of the hospitals and being offered other positions ie: OR tech etc. Kaiser is going to all RN staffing.
  8. by   msdobson
    Quote from wjf00
    I am not sure about your area, but Kaiser in N. CA is getting rid of LVN's. They are being moved out of the hospitals and being offered other positions ie: OR tech etc. Kaiser is going to all RN staffing.
    WJ is right. Kaiser is moving to an all RN staffing mode.
  9. by   nursecrickett
    I'm sure that could be right in the hopsitals, but what about in the clinics? They are still hiring LVNs there to my knowledge.

    Thanks!
    Crickett
  10. by   msdobson
    Quote from nursecrickett
    I'm sure that could be right in the hopsitals, but what about in the clinics? They are still hiring LVNs there to my knowledge.

    Thanks!
    Crickett
    That may be true (for now), but once the practice becomes a standard in the Kaiser Hospitals, system-wide won't be far behind. At the rate the pendulum is swinging, LTC will be the last bastion of the LPN.
  11. by   nursecrickett
    We'll see about that....time will tell I suppose....

    Although.....there has been talk of doing away with LVNs for decades now, and they haven't. Talk is cheap.

    Thanks!
    Crickett
  12. by   NICUrn2B
    Hi

    I know for a fact that Kaiser in northern california is NOT hiring any LVN's. They don't even allow current kaiser employee's who have become LVNs to transfer into an LVN position. Kaiser is attempting to place them in various "other" positions. They have done this with CNAs and are now doing it with LVN's. Since CA has adopted the 4-1 patient ratio, Kaiser will only hire RN's.
  13. by   nursecrickett
    I'm really not trying to argue with anyone or debate the issue. I live in the desert in Cali, and they "are" presently hiring LVNs......since this is a union position, how can they somehow "get rid of" or "move into another position" an LVN....that doesn't make sense to me.

    Darn....I wish there was a Kaiser LVN reading this board to set us straight!

    Crickett
  14. by   Ambition13
    I've seen LVNs working in the injection clinic only at Kaiser in Hayward, CA.

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