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Public Health Nurse - Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Company: Calhoun County
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryUnder the general direction of the Program Supervisor, provides nursing services to individuals and families.Primary Duties & ResponsibilitiesPrimary 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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