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NFP Home Visiting Nurse (PHN I) - Open until filled - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11763
Posted: September 1, 2017
Description:

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.

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Detailed Classification Description.

 

What you bring to the table:

  • Knowledge of professional nursing principles and practices, including knowledge of family-centered nursing care.
  • Working knowledge of public health and maternal/child health nursing principles and practices, including community health problems, preventive measures, and community resources.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess client’s medical needs.
  • Skill in communicating orally using tact and diplomacy to gain concurrence and cooperation.
  • Skill in planning and organizing work activities to meet established objectives.
  • Skill in analyzing, compiling, recording, and assessing data, i.e., nursing plans of action, medical records, etc.
  • Ability to use available technology (Microsoft Office, laptop, etc.) to communicate and process work.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and utilize teaching principles in working with families, clients, schools, and other community organizations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of clients, community-based agencies, and departmental personnel.
  • Ability to physically carry out the various aspects of providing services in the client’s home/school in a variety of environments over which the health care professional has very limited control.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
 

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.

Required Certifications and Licenses
• Possession of a valid Washington State Registered Nurse License.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license, and an acceptable driver’s abstract and proof of Washington State minimum auto insurance prior to employment.

 

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.

Emergencies
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.

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