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.
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 report to the NFP Nurse Supervisor.
- 1. Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.
- 2. Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.
- 3. Carries a case load of up to 25 clients.
- 4. Supports policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and VNASC.
- 5. As requested/required, participates in community coalition in support of NFP.
- 6. As requested/required, promotes public awareness of NFP.
- 7. Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals.
- 8. Completes all required NFP education.
- 9. Attends and participates in NCAST Feeding and Teaching Scales training.
- 10. Develops therapeutic relationships, utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.
- 11. Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.
- 12. Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes.
- 13. Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.
- 14. Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
- 15. Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
- 16. Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.
- 17. Meets with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
- 18. Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
- 19. Attends and participates in bi-weekly case conferences.
- 20. Attends and participates in bi-weekly staff meetings.
- 21. Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP CIS.
- 22. Participates in review and analysis of the CIS reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
- 23. Participates in quality improvement efforts.
- 24. Maintains confidentiality.
- 25. Documents appropriately.
- 26. Understands, supports, and coaches others in the NFP vision, mission and model.
- 27. Represents the NFP vision, mission and model in actions and verbally to both internal and external customers and colleagues.
- 28. Recognizes accomplishments of team members.
- 29. Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues.
- 30. Creates, maintains and supports a safe environment for open discussion.
- 31. Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback.
- 32. Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
- 33. Motivated to utilize computer for distance learning.
- 34. Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
BSN required. Current CT RN license (in good standing) required. Current CPR required. Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred. Home visiting experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Basic computer skills. Valid driver's license and insured automobile required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. Have a cell phone. Able to travel by air to Denver, CO for all face-to-face education sessions.
Constant driving. Medium to heavy work. Constant handling of under 20 pounds to occasional handling of 70 pounds. Standing, walking, and handling are performed on a constant basis. Sitting, carrying, bending, lifting/lowering, pushing/pulling 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 duties.