SUMMARY The RN Home Visitor- Healthy Beginnings is a professional caregiver who is a member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership Program(NFP). Nurse home visitors are 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 Carle Health System. Additional responsibilities include the coordination and provision of direct and indirect patient care using the nursing process to meet the physical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual needs of Healthy Beginnings specific patient populations and families throughout the geographical area.
EDUCATION Bachelors in Nursing. Masters degree in Nursing or closely related field a plus.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of IL, Basic Life Support (BLS), Valid Driver's License in the State of IL, Proof of Auto Insurance, National Nursing Certification w/in 4 years of start date in position. Home visiting model training; completes all required NFP education.
EXPERIENCE Two (2) years of experience in public/community health, home health, case management, mental/behavioral health, pediatric/child, family medicine, women's health, other experience will be taken into consideration. Experience with diverse populations, communities, & home visits preferred
OTHER SKILLS Organized, responsive, and dependable. Culturally competent and caring demeanor. Strong communication (written and verbal). Is creative, innovative, problem-solver and team -centered. Must be able to work independently as well as function as part of the home visiting team. Has strong knowledge of prenatal, early childhood, or disadvantaged populations.
Attends and participates in bi-weekly case conferences, team meetings, as well as weekly nurse supervisor meetings for clinical supervision in accordance with NFP requirements; Creates a culture of caring, trust, as well as support and growth with families, community members, and team members; Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nursing Home Visitor competency requirements; Engages in continuous, organizational learning. As new knowledge is acquired through evaluation, study, experience, and innovative approaches, processes and initiatives are refined; Develops and maintains knowledge base of current and applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and accreditation standards; Demonstrates a deep understanding and respect for the community. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled
Carle Foundation Hospital is the leading healthcare system in east central Illinois, committed to strengthening the health and well-being of communities we serve. Carle is comprised of 80 specialties/subspecialties and has a service area of 1.5 million residents. Carle offers a Magnet designated a 393-bed Level I Trauma Center with Level III perinatal services. Carle is seeking talented Nursing ...staff to join a new initiative to provide community members with strategies and tactics to address complex obstacles to child and family health, educational attainment, and economic self sufficiency through the Community Health Initiative.