HOME VISITING NURSE
POSTING DATE: 4/10/2019 CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Department:BEYOND PARENTING & EARLY HEAD START
Provide case management, linkage to community resources, and coordination of health care services to parents and children prenatal-three. Provide advocacy, outreach, follow-up services that will assist with resolving and/or ameliorate crisis. Assistance with gaining access to health/mental and early intervention services as needed. Identify chronic illnesses and unaddressed health concerns, such as hearing and/or vision. Inform parents about the growth and development of their child, with access to the resources necessary to recognize and respond to issues concerning their children, including child development, obesity, breastfeeding, family violence, environmental health, and mental health. Support home visiting staff with helping parents to recognize their children’s developmental milestones. Support parents and children with locating primary health providers, ensuring lifelong care and well-being.
Schedule pre and post-natal visits with pregnant mothers in home-based programs (city and suburbs) to assess the health and well-being of mother and child.
All visits should not exceed 1.5 hours per home visit in the EHS home-base program. And 1 hour per home visit within the PI program.
Schedule and make visit with home-base pregnant mothers, providing a 2-week post-pregnancy visit; additionally, providing each new pregnant/new parenting mother with an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression survey.
Conduct Edinburgh Postnatal Depression survey and advise thereafter, making referrals if deemed necessary.
Provide referrals for medical services at clinics and hospitals.
Establish partnerships with clinics and hospitals within the zip code areas of enrolled families in the city and suburbs.
Provide health trainings to parents and home-based teams to inform their understanding of best practices as it relates to caring for infants, proper feeding, safe sleep, communicable diseases, and signs of fatigue.
Enter health data in online data management systems, monitor PI (city and suburbs) home-base health files to ensure children are on schedule for immunizations and well-baby visits.
Maintains regular contact with families to remain abreast of needs and interest through additional home visits (if deemed necessary), phone calls, flyers/newsletters, and other means as indicated.
Establishes and develops relationships with social service agencies to create partnerships for referrals and recruitment (i.e., hospitals, dentist offices, WIC, counseling, libraries, park districts, etc).
Ensures files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained.
Participates in bi-weekly reflective supervision.
Participates in monthly multidisciplinary meetings. Attend department staff meetings and all-staff (agency) meetings, and pre- and in-service training/conference sessions as scheduled.
Attends per- and in-service training sessions, DFSS/CPS agency meetings, All-staff meetings, training as it relates to home visiting.
Responds to agency needs by performing assigned tasks which may not fall within above description. If such tasks are not of a temporary nature, they should be added to this list of designated job responsibilities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a RN degree in Nursing. Minimum of two years’ experience working with prenatal mothers and children birth to three.
Knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Prevention Initiative, Early Childhood Education, and Head Start/Early Head Start experience. Have education or experience in collaborating with parents in the education of their field. Experience with working in a fast pace environment and working within diverse communities.
Job: Full Time, Exempt Position
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to Karen D. Washington via email at email@example.com. NO phone calls, please.
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