Nurse Home Visitor

NEW HAVEN, CT
Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

In collaboration with Minding The Baby National Office staff, serve as a nurse home visitor for Minding the Baby? (MTB), a home-based nursing and mental health intervention for young, first time mothers and their babies developed at Yale University. As part of an integrated mental health and nursing team, provide intensive home visiting intervention, parent education, and counseling for young mothers and their families. Assess infants, mothers, and family members during home visits; and deliver services ranging from consultations and case management to intensive crisis intervention.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Strong clinical and case management skills; knowledge about prenatal care; maternal and reproductive health and healthcare; maternal life course issues; teen mothers and their particular needs; pediatric primary care issues, particularly breastfeeding, infant nutrition, safety, common health problems, development, and anticipatory guidance
  • 2. Organizational skills to coordinate home visiting component of project
  • 3. Strong writing skills for case notes and reports to Yale model developers as requested
  • 4. Conversant in infant and adult diagnostic systems

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Active state Registered Nurse (RN) license

 

EXPERIENCE

 

At least one year of pediatric or family experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Preferred: previous home visiting experience; knowledge about mother-infant attachment processes, early mother-infant relationships, reflective functioning, family systems and dynamics, family strengths, stress, and coping; familiarity with resources and programs in the area.

 

LICENSURE

 

State of CT Registered Nurse License

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

1. Strong clinical and case management skills; knowledge about prenatal care; maternal and reproductive health and healthcare; maternal life course issues; teen mothers and their particular needs; pediatric primary care issues, particularly breastfeeding, infant nutrition, safety, common health problems, development, and anticipatory guidance. 2. Organizational skills to coordinate home visiting component of project. 3. Strong writing skills for case notes and reports to Yale model developers as requested . 4. Conversant in infant and adult diagnostic systems.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Home based model requires travel to client homes in the greater New Haven area. Must have the physical ability to carry 10 pounds and participate in floor developmental activities with infants and toddlers.

 

Additional Information

In collaboration with Minding The Baby National Office serves as a nurse home visitor. As part of an integrated mental health and nursing team provide intensive home visiting intervention and parent education for young mothers and their families.

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Job Info

Job: 12630

Department: Social Work Parenting Support
Category: BEHAV HLT/SOC WORK
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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