The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP) in accordance with program goals, objectives and protocols. Client caseload consists of approximately 25 to 30 women of childbearing age, and their infants and children, birth through 2 years.
Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to health and life course development
Assists women and their families to establish realistic goals and measurable outcomes for promoting their health and life course development
Provides counseling and instruction to assist women and their families in attaining targeted goals, in areas including prenatal and postpartum care, nutrition, parenting, well-child care, family planning, and special health problems
Evaluates clients and familys progress toward targeted goals; revises plan of care as appropriate
Develops a working relationship with clients and their families in order to promote problem-solving competence
Promotes involvement of other family members in the pregnancy, birth and early childcare
Links women and families with community resources relevant to their specific needs
Consults, communicates and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families in the caseload
Records nursing activities in accordance with documentation protocols
Assumes responsibility for ongoing learning and professional development in relation to program implementation
Performs other duties as assigned
Registered Nurse licensed in the State of New Jersey
BSN degree required
2 years MCH experience
2 years experience in community health nursing or community outreach
2 years demonstrated cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations
Basic computer skills necessary
Valid drivers license, current insurance policy and car
Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize work requirements.
Ability to communicate well with consumers and providers
Must be able to see to read documents and hear well enough to communicate with others
Must be able to write, type on a computer, and use a telephone
Must be able to operate a motor vehicle
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Additional requirements to be determined with input from Director and HR
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travels regularly to sites where traffic, weather, and other environmental conditions may be encountered; otherwise works in a climate-controlled professional office environment generally free from hazards and other adverse working conditions
Successful candidates for employment by SNJPC must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review.
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health. SNJPC offers a comp. salary and benefits pkg. It is SNJPCs policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. EOE