Nurse Family Partnership RN (64 hours/2 weeks)
Lancaster General Hospital
7593 Healthy Beginnings Plus
Healthy Beginnings/Nurse Family Partnership Nursing
This position is located in Lancaster, PA
Position requires travel for home visits to clients who reside in the Lancaster County area.
HOURS: Fulltime, 64 hours/2 weeks, Monday through Friday. Primarily dayshift hours, but nurse must be available to do occasional late afternoon and/or evening visits. All visits are home visits and the nurse may arrange her schedule to meet her needs and her patient’s preference. Required staff meetings every Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am
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SUMMARY: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is currently seeking a Nurse Family Partnership RN. The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) RN (Nurse Home Visitor) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing home visitation services to women and their families eligible for the NFP program. Assesses, plans and implements all aspects of the NFP program to promote and facilitate healthy prenatal and postpartum care and healthy and safe parenting of infants and toddlers.
Basic Job Functions
- Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP program.
- Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.
- Carries a case load of up to 25 clients.
- Supports policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and the lead agency.
- Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals.
- Completes all required NFP education
- Attends and participates in Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Child-Caregiver Experience (DANCE) training.
- Develops therapeutic relationships, utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.
- Performs home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to Visit guidelines.
- Follows nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
- Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domain.
- 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
- Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
- Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
- Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.
- Plans home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes.
- Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home competency requirements.
- Meets with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
- Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
- Schedules joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months.
- Attends and participates in monthly case conferences.
- Attends weekly team meetings.
- Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP performance management systems.
- Participates in review and analysis of reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
- Participates in quality improvement efforts.
- Documents appropriately
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Completes or supervises the completion of all paperwork associated with the NFP program to ensure proper reimbursement is received.
- Understands, supports and coaches others in the NFP vision, mission and model.
- Represents the NFP vision, mission and model in actions and verbally 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.
- Recognizes accomplishments of team members.
- Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues
- Creates, maintains and supports a safe environment for open discussion.
- Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback.
- Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
- Motivated to use computer for distance learning.
- Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
- Establishes and records progress toward annual goals.
Posted on 03/20/2020
- Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Nursing Science (MSN) required
- One (1) year recent experience as a Maternal/Child Health, Pediatric, Behavioral Health or Public Health RN is preferred.
- Sound experience with or knowledge of public health systems.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Valid PA driver’s license and insured automobile required
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings.
- Able to travel by air, to destinations within the United States, for all face-face education sessions.
- One (1) year of newborn nursery/OB and one (1) year of child development experience preferred.
- One (1) year of home-visiting experience preferred.
- Bilingual, Spanish-speaking preferred