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Nurse Home Visitor-Nurse FP

Date:  Nov 21, 2021
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Nursing Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  562899

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Establishes and maintains an efficient, cost effective nurse home visitation program focused on providing services identified through the nursing assessment process to assist clients in improving their health, well being, parenting skills and achieving self sufficiency.

 

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

 

Education:

-Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

 

Experience:

-Must have one to two year's experience in maternal/child health, public health or home visitation.

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

-Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.

-Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:

o American Heart Association o American Red Cross o Military Training Network

 

Skills or Special Abilities:

-Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

-Must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of patients, families and healthcare staff.

-Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of specific patient populations, and be able to demonstrate knowledge of disease processes affecting this group.

-Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of PC operations and the ability to use word processing software in a Windows environment.

-Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulations governing Medicaid.

-Must be self-directed and capable of priority setting and problem solving.

-Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

-Must be proficient in infant physical assessments.

 

Responsibilities:

1. The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) and Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. The NHV is responsible for maintaining highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of Parkland Health and Hospital System. The NHV reports to the NFP Nurse Manager.

2. Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals. Conducts community outreach of potential program clients.

3. Develops client plan of care and communicates plan of care to clients and their families. Ensures implementation of plans to maximize quality and continuity of client care. Completes relevant records, intervening to optimize use of resources for cost effective care, utilizing a community-based approach.

4. Collaborates with all multidisciplinary team members and with a patient focus to implement the identified plan of care and facilitate and maximize client health care outcomes. Consults and collaborates with the Nurse Manager and the NFP team during case conferences in the interest of providing optimal client services.

5. Monitors the patients progress, intervening as necessary and appropriate to ensure that the plan of care and services provided are client focused, high quality, and cost effective.

6. Facilitates postpartum/prenatal depression screening/counseling with clients and makes referrals for ongoing services as appropriate.

7. Maintains a positive relationship with physicians, nurses, other health providers, social workers, clients and their families to ensure that each client receives optimum care.

8. Uses a computerized database to verify and update information. Documents encounters with clients to ensure that assessment information is accurate and that each client¿s needs are served in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.

9. Cooperates in review and analysis of the Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO) reports for achievements and areas of improvement.

10. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction, serving as a client advocate to negotiate desirable client outcomes. Makes recommendations to manager, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the client. Interacts with other members of Nurse Family Partnership program team in ongoing program development, implementation and evaluation.

11. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact nursing practice. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

12. Stays informed on current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services. Completes all required NFP education. Actively engages in skill building to meet all NFP Home Visitor competency requirements. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of nursing by attending seminars, conferences, continuing education courses, reading professional journals, and participating in professional organizations. Maintains CPR certification and licensure as a nurse, with the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

13. Engages in special projects, and serves on committees, as assigned.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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