The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. Women enrolled in the program are visited by a specially trained, registered nurse throughout the pregnancy and until the baby turns two years old. During these visits, a nurse will offer knowledge and support women need to confidently create a better life for themselves and their baby.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: 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.
Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.
Carries a case load of up to 25 clients.
Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment.
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.
Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.
Actively engages in skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
Attends and participates in bi-weekly case conferences and staff meetings.
Represents the NFP vision, mission and model 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.
Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues.
Creates, maintains and supports a safe environment for open discussion.
Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
Handles other assignments as requested by supervisor.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
Current RN license and CPR required
Bachelor of Science degree preferred
Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Nelly Quinones, RN-BSN
Nurse Family Partnership - Passaic/Bergen County
Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
About Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ
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 q...uality 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.