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Layoffs loom over registered nurses

Kaiser plans to use staff with less skill to fill some positions targeted for cuts as a part of its "redesign"

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2013

~~<p>Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans to eliminate nearly one-quarter of its clinic registered nurses, replacing some of them with lower-skilled licensed practical nurses and medical assistants.</p>
<p>The state's largest health maintenance organization is proposing to cut at least 47 registered nurses in primary care positions at some of its 18 clinics statewide as part of an extensive &quot;redesign,&quot; Kaiser said this month in a memo obtained by the Star-Advertiser.</p>
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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans to eliminate nearly one-quarter of its clinic registered nurses, replacing some of them with lower-skilled licensed practical nurses and medical assistants.

The state's largest health maintenance organization is proposing to cut at least 47 registered nurses in primary care positions at some of its 18 clinics statewide as part of an extensive "redesign," Kaiser said this month in a memo obtained by the Star-Advertiser. Login for more...



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