Public Health Nurse Home Visitor (Nurse-Family Partnership) - Public Health Job at Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

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  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Public Health Nurse Home Visitor (Nurse-Family Partnership)


PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees are fully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine before the first day of employment. We are looking for compassionate and motivated nurses to work with families towards our shared goals. JOB OVERVIEW: The Public Health Nurse Home Visitor (Nurse-Family Partnership) (NFP NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to first time pregnant people and their families eligible for the Nurse Family-Partnership (NFP) program in Philadelphia. The NFP NHV maintains the highest standards in clinical practice and adheres to the national Nurse-Family Partnership model. NFP succeeds by having specially educated nurses regularly visit first-time parents, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing until the child's second birthday. NFP NHVs are pivotal in supporting families to meet their life's goals. Our goal is that all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper, and the cycle of poverty is broken. The NFP NHV reports to the Public Health Nurse Supervisor (Nurse-Family Partnership) position and works in collaboration with other NHVs, administrators, and senior staff to build and improve the organization's strengths-based, client-centered culture. The Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership is a program of the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), a nonprofit organization working to strengthen community health through quality, compassionate, and collaborative nurse-led care. NFP NHVs split their time between NNCC's West Philadelphia office (4601 Market Street) and field work in the homes and communities of families served. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Complete all required NFP and NNCC education, including but not limited to STAR Framework, Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) training, Ages and Stages Developmental and Social Emotional Assessments, PIPE, Mental Health and IPV trainings, Cultural Consciousness training, DANCE, and regional and state education sessions. * Provide regularly scheduled in-home visits and telehealth visits with clients. * Build and maintain a caseload of 25-30 active clients within nine months of employment. * Develop therapeutic relationships with clients utilizing concepts and processes from motivational interviewing, reflective listing, and FAN. * Plan home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes and document all work appropriately. * Support the achievement of client-identified goals through one-on-one education, active listening, screening, and referral processes to community resources. * Support the policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of NFP and NNCC. * Adhere to ANA and PA nursing process and standards, code of ethics, HIPAA confidentiality standards, and the NFP model of home visitation. * Contribute to and participate in clinical case conferences and professional development meetings including weekly team meetings, NFP All Teams meetings, organizational all staff meetings, and regional, state, and national NFP education sessions. * Meet weekly with the NFP supervisor for clinical reflective supervision and utilize the reflective process in supervisory sessions. * Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, and document physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of clients and their families as they relate to the NFP domains. * Schedule joint home visits with NFP Supervisor every four months (3 times a year). * Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved in providing services to clients and their families. * Collaborate with outreach staff regarding community referral sources and disposition of referrals to NFP program. * Contribute to a positive work environment that enables all staff to function at their highest potential. * Provide timely documentation to data entry staff for input. * Review documentation and data system reports entered in state, local, and national databases for accuracy, uniformity, and completeness. * Commitment to serving the greater good of their communities and appreciates the public health implications. * Recognize the role of race, income, age, immigration status, and other individualities in shaping health inequalities. Dependably advocate for more just policy results. Identify how own identity presents in the work and use feedback to continue learning about race, ability, and other individualities. * Other responsibilities as needed. SKILLS: * Detail oriented, ability to focus on task at hand, and to catch errors and fix them efficiently and professionally. * Strong time management skills and ability to be self-directed in accomplishing responsibilities. * Professional speaking and writing skills that are flexible and responsive to the audience served. * Strong documentation skills. * Moderate to advanced computer skills. * Able to work collaboratively with professionals, families, and community members. * Builds and maintains relationships with a diverse group of clients over a long-term period. * Works to understand and address their personal reactions to clients, welcomes feedback non defensively, and make good use of the reflective supervision provided. * Has a growth mindset about people vs. a fixed mindset about people. Believes that people can learn, change, grow, and improve. HIGHLY DESIRED: * Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. * Educates, participates, and perpetuates the pillars of social justice. * Open and adaptive to change. * Interest in special projects as needed. * Bilingual (Spanish Language preferred). QUALIFICATIONS: * Current Pennsylvania nursing licensure in good standing. * Work or student experience in public health, maternal-child health, mental health/behavioral health, or related field such as Early Childhood services in community settings. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: * Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an Accredited University. * Current CPR/BLS certification. WORK REQUIREMENTS: * Flexible schedule including some early evenings and weekends. * Work within the County/City of Philadelphia boundaries that include all city zip codes. * Physically able to perform job in home and community environments. * Light to moderate lifting and transport of program/client materials. * Use of personal automobile or public transit. * Work assignments involve travel throughout designated area to multiple locations, including government and private agencies and partners. * Prolonged computer related exposure, as well as sitting and standing at workstations for long periods of time. * Local to regional travel or as required by National Service Office and funders. Salary: * Commensurate with education and experience

Job Tags

Local area, Flexible hours, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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