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Public Health Nurse - Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Company: Calhoun County
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Program Supervisor, provides nursing services to individuals and families.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Primary Duties


  • Provide a nursing assessment on individuals who present for services, possibly including a health history, physical assessment, and a psychosocial assessment.

  • Administer medications per medical standing orders.

  • Provide information and referrals as necessary.

  • Document services performed; maintain required program records.

  • Monitor inventory of medications per Michigan Pharmacy Law and place order as is necessary.

  • Ensure compliance with Accreditation standards.

  • Provide input for new or revised policies and procedures.

    Other Duties & Responsibilities

    • Participate in team and general staff meetings.

    • Participate in public health quality programs (e.g., Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, Quality Control).

    • Participation in emergency exercises and training required.

    • Assess own needs for professional growth and participates in education that increases knowledge and skills in area of responsibilities; maintains required Nursing CEUs.

    • Adhere to established policies and procedures and maintain client confidentiality.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

      Job Qualifications
      • Must be a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Michigan, BSN required.

      • One to three years of experience in nursing is required, with an emphasis in public health preferred.

      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to provide courteous and accurate information often under stressful situations for families.

      • Good computer skills to communicate regularly via e-mail and to collect data on electronic forms or formatted spreadsheets.

      • Mental ability to frequently handle simultaneous projects requiring concentration and attention to detail with frequent distractions due to people and/or telephone calls.

      • Occasionally required to climb and/or kneel and periodically required to stoop or bend to accommodate different working positions.

      • Frequently required to walk and/or stand for extended periods of time, perform repetitive movement, and/or work in confined areas.

      • A valid Michigan driver's license, an acceptable driving record, and a personal vehicle including proof of vehicle insurance are required.
        Supplemental Information
        • Performs home visitation in accordance with the required evidence-based NFP model.

        • Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visitation community environment.

        • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.

        • Provides education, support, and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.

        • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and their families.

        • Actively engages in professional development and skill building to meet all NFP nurse home visitor competency requirements.

        • Utilizes the computer for long-distance learning.
          The Calhoun County benefits package offers flexibility, choice, and value, and comprises a major part of our employees total compensation package. At Calhoun County, we know that good benefits plans are important to employees and their families.

Keywords: Calhoun County, Battle Creek , Public Health Nurse - Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Healthcare , Battle Creek, Michigan

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