• One of the best decisions I have made in my life, and my quality of life is so much better for it. Jea O.
    Court Reporting Grad
Kaiser Permanente is hiring at their Sunset/Beaverton Location:
LPN – Primary Care( Job Number: 050335)

Participate w/the Health Care Team in delivering quality & customer focused care to patients in a manner which reflects KP’s organizational & nursing mission, vision & values. Provides nursing & administrative support to clinicians & other health care team members to offer a variety of health care service to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) & indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex nursing knowledge & skills. As appropriate to the LPN’s scope of practice, the LPN’s expected to have competent focused/limited nursing assessment & triage skills on routine or self-limiting health conditions, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving & decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs & contribute to a positive care experience & work environment. Performs clinical tasks & procedures under the direction of a clinician within the scope of the LPN’s professional training & individual competency. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician or registered nurse  & under the general direction of the designated supervisor.

Essential Functions:
• Prepares & organizes patient’s office visit from known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports, outside reports, etc.) & order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time
• Perform focused/limited nursing assessment & triage on routine or self-limiting medical conditions as directed by RN/clinician. Recognize when to defer to and/or assist w/comprehensive assessment for complex medical conditions by RN/clinician
• Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance alerts) to identify & address health maintenance/care gaps w/patient & alerts clinician on those that require his/her attention
• Recognize signs & symptoms of common & routine medical conditions/illnesses, abnormal verses new/existing & implements planned nursing & medical interventions as delegated by RN/clinician
• Contribute to the development, implementation or modification of the individualized patient’s plan of care under the direction of the RN/clinician
• Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to clinician’s exam during rooming-in process
• Assures exam/procedures room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms & educational materials are available & ready for using during visit/procedure. Checks equipment are in safe working order & cleans room after use
• Provides health teaching/education or advice on routine or self-limiting medical conditions, procedures, tests, surgeries, self-injections, etc
• Utilize standardized tools determine patient’s level of engagement in self-care as directed by RN
• Used KP HealthConnect & information systems to document all pertinent data & outcomes of nursing care according to standardized procedures & policies such as & not limited to the use of SBAR, SOAP or APIE, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc. Update demographic/historical clinical data gathered in electronic medical records
• Perform diagnostic test, therapies & procedures within scope of practice competently & w/maintenance of proficiency according to: a)specific department standards on core clinical tasks (see department’s list of core skills); b) application of knowledge & skills appropriate to development age of patient; and c) established policies such as & not limited to patient safety, aseptic & sterile techniques & infection control

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 1 year of LPN experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting within last 5 years or is a current KPNW SEIU employee & graduate of Accredited School of Nursing with no previous LPN experience
• Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing
• Current LPN license in Oregon and Washington. Requires Oregon license at time of hire.  Licenses in both states are required within 6 months of hire
• AHA Health Care Provider level CPR certification
• Demonstrated clinical nursing skills
• Demonstrated interpersonal & customer service skills (Assessment required for external candidates)
• Demonstrated communication (written & oral) skills
• Demonstrated literacy in using computers & keyboarding
• Skills in problem-solving, setting priorities & using good judgment for decisions
• Ability to work independently & efficiently under pressure
Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum of 2 years nursing experience in assigned department’s clinical area (e.g. Pediatrics, FP/IM, OB/Gyn, Surgery, Allergy, Dermatology, Urology, etc.) within an ambulatory care setting
• IV therapy experience or recent certification
• Familiarity in documenting in an electronic medical record system
• Current working knowledge & clinical skills in providing routine care, education & advice in assigned department’s clinical area or successful completion of appropriate competencies for assigned primary/specialty care department
Salary Range: $18.89 – $24.93

Primary Location: Oregon-Hillsboro-Sunset Medical Offices 19400 NW Evergreen Pkwy.  Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40  Shift: Day  Working Days: Mon – Fri  Working Hours Start: Variable  Working Hours End: Variable  Schedule: Full-time  Job Type: Standard  Employee Status: Regular  Employee Group: SEIU – Local 49  Job Level: Individual Contributor  Job: LVN / LPN  Public Department Name: Primary Care  Travel: No  Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes   

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

CareerBuilder put out a list of 20 jobs that pay $25/hr.  Court Reporting has made it on a few of their top jobs lists that they periodically put together.

6. Court reporters
What they do: Create verbatim transcripts of speeches, conversations, legal proceedings, meetings and other events
Hourly wage: $25.22
Mean annual salary: $52,460
Job outlook: 18 percent job growth through 2018

To see other jobs that made the list: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2433-Job-Info-and-Trends-20-Jobs-That-Pay-25-per-Hour/?SiteId=cbmsnhp42433&sc_extcmp=JS_2433_home1&gt1=23000

The Paralegal profession made Money Magazine’s: “Top 20 jobs for people who want more pay, more upside and more control over where they’re going” List.

The actual article:


The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Illegal Immigrants would still be eligible for reduced in state college tuition as long as they have attended 3 years of high school and graduated in California.  People against the ruling argue that it is unfair for out of state students to pay the higher tuition and that this ruling goes against the Federal Law that prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving college benefits based on residency.  California Supreme Court Judge Ming W. Chin states: “Every nonresident who meets [the law's] requirements — whether a United States citizen, a lawful alien or an unlawful alien — is entitled to the nonresident tuition exemption.” Chin states that this is a state issue and does not go against federal law.

With higher education in the spot light right now, and the President’s lofty goals for improvement in college graduation rates, how do you keep issues like this fair and beneficial to all parties? Other states are dealing with similar issues; has this ruling gotten the ball rolling for other states? 

(sources: articles ”Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules” Maura Dolan and Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times November 15, 2010; “California Court Backs Illegal Immigrant Students” by Ian Lovett, The NY Times November 15, 2010.)


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