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Talent Profile Users Guide

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PDF

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Four pages, 8.5" x 11"

Intended audience:
All Kaiser Permanente employees, especially those represented by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

Best used:
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for updating your profile on My HR and kp.org/careers.

ED Takes a Group Approach to Skill Building

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UBT takes charge of its own career development, improves patient service

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Most people think about advancing their careers as a personal goal—if and when they get the time and support to map out a plan. But Panorama City’s Emergency Department unit-based team saw that boosting the team’s skills also matters to KP members, patients and the department. It used collaboration—and LMP trust funds—to improve the workflow and put several staff members on a solid career path.

“It’s not just about making more money. It’s also about being able to provide the best care possible,” says Richard Rowland, one of two emergency room assistants finishing courses needed to earn promotions to emergency service technician positions.

Early last year, the unit-based team started a “door-to-doc” project aimed at moving patients more efficiently through the ER. Results soon stalled because many staff members lacked the training or official certifications to help nurses with such triage duties as drawing blood and organizing labs. About that time, Sylvana Hrovatic arrived as assistant department administrator and management co-lead. She was focused on improving patient service and care, and says it was her labor partners who steered the conversation to career development.

With the help of ward clerk transcriber Becky Linares, labor co-lead and an SEIU UHW steward, the UBT reached out to the SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer Education Fund to create a plan for employee career advancement in the department.

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