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Home Visiting Nurse
The Family Tree
Job Description: SUMMARY: This position provides enrollment support to all families with newborns delivering at Sinai Hospital. The home visiting nurse will support and assess family’s eligibility for the program and complete all supportive documentation accordingly along with working closely with the other nurses, Data Administrative Assistant and Program Manager.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Follow the Family Connects home visiting protocol. Keep records of client observations and activities as required. Document information for family assessments and program evaluation. • Act as a liaison between Family Connects and Sinai Hospital to ensure that Family Connects scheduling protocol is followed. • Establish a trusting relationship with families during enrollment to engage families in establishing a family support plan with goals, objectives and activities. • Apply working knowledge of parent-child interaction, maternal-child health, child development and child abuse/neglect to help families improve parenting skills, increase parenting support, reduce stress and address needs of parents. • Apply effective time management skills, organization and multitasking skills. Documentation is expected to be completed within 48 hours of the visit. • Meet weekly with the Lead Home Visiting Nurse to discuss enrollment and problem solve issues with program implementation. • Completes statistical reports as required. • Attends required staff meetings, training, consultation meetings and conferences. • Participates in agency work teams as assigned. • Other job duties as assigned by the Program Manager. EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college university • Current and continual licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland required EXPERIENCE: • 2 years’ experience as a registered nurse • Experience working in community-based programs preferred • Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population SKILLS: • Knowledge of nursing theory, process, practice and procedures • Knowledge of professional nursing standards • Knowledge of community resources and agencies • Acceptance of individual differences • Knowledge of infant and child development • Ability to build trusting relationships • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite • Ability to speak and write fluent Spanish preferred. WORK ENVIROMENT: • Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings • Must be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities.