University of Washington School of Public Health
NFP Home Visiting Nurse (PHN I) - Open until filled - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: September 1, 2017
Join our Nurse-Family Partnership Program! Our nurses make a profound difference in the lives of low-income, first-time parents and their children. The Strengthening Families Division is recruiting for a Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE) Public Health Nurse I position in our Maternal and Child Services Program.
This position is open until filled.
Some of what you’ll do:
- Provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Program (NFP).
- Adhere to NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines.
- Follow nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
- Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
- Actively engage in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
- Assist in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation.
Once trained, you will work with your clients to accomplish three goals:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes.
- Improve child health and development.
- Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family.
- Day in the Life of a nurse home visitor
- Nurse-Family Partnership Nurses: Changing Lives, Every Day (2.5 minute video)
What you bring to the table:
Who should apply:
Individuals with a Bachelor of Science degree or Master’s in Nursing from a program approved by the National League for Nursing, and one year of experience in public health nursing or relevant experience in a hospital, medical clinic or related service. Nurse-Family Partnership certification is highly desirable but not required at time of hire.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
|Work Setting: Generally indoors, except when driving to and from the office and clients’ homes.
Physical Demands: Ability to carry baby scales and client records into personal automobile and into and out of clients’ homes. Ability to lift babies up to two years of age.
Tools and Equipment: Baby scales, hypodermic syringes, blood pressure cuffs, portable computers (laptops, etc).
Travel: Frequent local travel required to conduct home visits, attend training, meetings, conferences and seminars. Use of personal vehicle receiving mileage reimbursement according to current IRS rates. Will be required to travel by air to Denver, Colorado (at Department expense) for any required training.
When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.