Job Overview

PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position provides comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Basic Job Functions:
• Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.
• Adheres to the NFP model of home visitation.
• Carries a case load of up to 25 clients in Hudson and Union Counties.

Administrative
• Follows policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and the lead agency.
• Participates in community coalition in support of NFP.
• Promotes public awareness of NFP.
• Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals.

Clinical
• Completes all required NFP education.
• Successfully achieves reliability in the Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver-child Experiences (DANCE).
• Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment.
• Performs home visiting in accordance with the NFP model and guidelines.
• Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.
• Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes and documents them in the nurse’s notes and tracks the goals throughout the time spent with the client.
• Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals and document the outcomes in the nurse’s notes.
• Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
• Actively engages in skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
• Meets with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
• Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
• Schedules joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months per NFP model.
• Attends and participates in case conferences per NFP model.
• Attends and participates in staff meetings per NFP model.
• Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP ETO per policy.
• Cooperates in review and analysis of the ETO reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
• Participates in quality improvement efforts.
• Maintains confidentiality and documents appropriately.

Team
• Understands supports and coaches others in the NFP vision, mission and model.
• Represents the NFP vision, mission and model in actions and verbally to both internal and external customers and colleagues.
• Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation.
• Elicits and considers differing viewpoints when analyzing issues.
• Recognizes accomplishments of team members.

Communication
• Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues.
• Creates, maintains and supports a safe environment for open discussion.
• Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback.

Professional Development
• Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
• Motivated to utilize computer for long-distance learning.
• Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
• Establishes and records progress toward annual goals.
• Handles other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: BSN required. Current RN license (in good standing) required. Current CPR required. Must maintain malpractice insurance.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years recent work experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred. Home visiting experience preferred. Computer literacy required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be honest and caring. Bilingual proficiency (English-Spanish) in speaking and writing.

Valid driver’s license and insured automobile required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends (per agency requirements). Ability to travel by air to Denver, CO for all face-to-face education sessions.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Sarah Bilyj RN, BSN, CLC
Supervisor
Nurse-Family Partnership of Hudson and Union Counties
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
65-67 Ruby Brown Terrace
Jersey City, NJ 07305

EMAIL: sbilyj@partnershipmch.org

No phone calls please. Submissions without a cover letter and/or salary requirement will not be considered.

We thank you for your interest in working for The Partnership. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview.

About Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c )(3) organization of health care professionals and consumers dedicated to providing education and increasing community awareness by facilitating collaboration among the private sector, the public sector, and maternal and child health care providers for the delivery of high quality coordinated maternal and child health care.

The mission of the Partnership includes the following:

• To gather, analyze, interpret and report data, identify needs for the development of a regional plan that contributes to the improvement of the maternal and child health needs in the region.
• To decrease the disparities in healthcare outcomes between different socioeconomic and racial groups and eliminating the barriers to health care services for women and children.
• To foster interdisciplinary communication, education and collaboration for the care of woman and children in the region.
• To intensify efforts toward the improvement and prevention of adverse maternal and child health outcomes by addressing community risk factors.
• To maintain a total quality improvement program relating to maternal and child health service within the region.
• To secure multiple funding resources related to maternal and child health.