NFP Home Visitor

Waterford, CT
Oct 31, 2018

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NON-EXEMPT JOB SUMMARY The Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse Home Visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice; adhere to the NFP model, and to the policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of the NFP, and of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNASC). Nurse Home Visitors report to the NFP Nurse Supervisor. \u2022 Provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program
\u2022 Provide home visits to the NFP service area that includes New London and Middlesex Counties
\u2022 Adhere to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation
\u2022 Maintain a case load of minimum of 25 clients
\u2022 Provide and document ante/post-partum skilled nursing visits to NFP mothers
\u2022 Support and implement all policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and VNASC
\u2022 As requested/required, participate in community coalition/activities that support NFP
\u2022 As requested/required, promote public awareness of NFP
\u2022 Develop and maintain community relationships to support NFP client referrals
\u2022 Assist with NFP client referral and recruitment activity JOB QUALIFICATIONS
\u2022 BSN required
\u2022 Current Connecticut RN license (in good standing) required
\u2022 Current adult-children-infant CPR certification required
\u2022 Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred
\u2022 Home visiting experience preferred
\u2022 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
\u2022 Basic computer skills
\u2022 Valid driver\u2019s license and insured automobile required
\u2022 Ability to travel to/from home visits throughout the entire NFP service area
\u2022 Work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends (per agency requirements)
\u2022 Travel, including air, to Denver, CO or other locations for all face-to-face NFP required education sessions
\u2022 Spanish language speaker helpful PHYSICAL DEMANDS Medium to Heavy work. Constant handling of less than 20 pounds to occasional handling of 70 pounds. Frequent driving required. Standing, walking, and handling are performed on a constant basis. Sitting, carrying, bending, lifting/lowering, pushing/puling with whole body and with arms are performed on a frequent basis. Squatting/kneeling, twisting, and reaching are performed on an occasional basis. Adequate vision and hearing to carry-out assigned duty.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Clinical
\u2022 Complete all required NFP and Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) education
\u2022 Attend and participate in DANCE (Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver-Child Experiences) training
\u2022 Implement and document DANCE assessments according to NFP schedule
\u2022 Implement and document developmental screening, and other assessment screenings according to NFP and MIECHV schedules
\u2022 Implement and document Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) curriculum with mothers and families
\u2022 Perform home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model and NFP Visit-to-Visit Guidelines
\u2022 Develop therapeutic relationships; utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment
\u2022 Establish and maintain professional boundaries
\u2022 Use the nursing process for patient-centered care while implementing NFP into nursing practice
\u2022 Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental strengths and risks of women and their families as they relate to the six NFP domains using the Strengths and Risks Framework (STAR)
\u2022 Assist women and their families to establish short and long-term goals and outcomes
\u2022 Formulate nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals
\u2022 Plan, document and evaluate the nursing plan of care based on nursing diagnosis and the progress made toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.
\u2022 Provide and document in the nursing care plan the education, support and referral resources used to assist women and their families to attain their identified goals
\u2022 Evaluate client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes; plan home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes
\u2022 Document nursing assessments and care plans on-time and correctly
\u2022 Consult and collaborate with other professionals providing services to NFP women and families
\u2022 Actively engage in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home visitor and MIECHV competency requirements
\u2022 Meet with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision
\u2022 Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions
\u2022 Attend and participate in bi-weekly case conferences, and biweekly team meetings
\u2022 Schedule and implement joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor
\u2022 Provide data to the support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP performance management system
\u2022 Participate in review and analysis of NFP reports identifying achievements and deficiencies
\u2022 Participate in quality improvement efforts
\u2022 Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the HIPAA law
\u2022 Maintain a professional nursing image
\u2022 Support and participate in activities for NFP mothers and families
\u2022 Performs related duties as assigned or required Team
\u2022 Represent the NFP vision, mission, and model in actions and verbally to internal and external colleagues
\u2022 Understand, support, and coach others in the NFP vision, mission, and model
\u2022 Assist to create a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and cooperation
\u2022 Elicit and consider differing viewpoints when analyzing issues
\u2022 Recognize accomplishments of team members Communication \u2022 Maintain clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external colleagues
\u2022 Create, maintain and support a safe environment for open discussion
\u2022 Communicate with courtesy and respect
\u2022 Maintain confidentiality at all times
\u2022 Seek, respect, and respond appropriately to feedback Professional Development \u2022 Assess, accurately, own learning needs; develop strategies to meet them
\u2022 Self-motivate to utilize computer and other technology for distance learning
\u2022 Remain informed of health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting
\u2022 Establish and record progress toward annual goals

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Job Info

Job: 3193

Department: Nurse Family Partership RN Staff
Category: Nursing-staff
Sub Category: OTHER
Status: Full Time
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 37.50