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Position: Nurse Supervisor

Job Summary

The Clinical Nursing Director supervises the nursing staff who provide home visits to families with newborns, as well as the administrative staff who support the program. The goal of Family Connects’ home visits is to support and assess family needs in 12 domains of physical and psycho-social well-being and facilitate referrals and connections to community agencies to support families in these areas. The Director will direct the team of clinical and non-clinical staff in order to schedule, visit, and support families in the community using the evidence-based Family Connects home visiting protocol. Ability to communicate effectively with others is essential. Experience in maternal/child health, home visiting, and/or lactation education preferred. Proficiency in Spanish desired.

Minimum Requirements:

1. B.S. degree in nursing with current state license. MSN, MPH, or other advanced degree preferred but not required.

2. Minimum 5 years clinical experience, including supervision and management expertise.

3. Maintain current CPR certification.

4. Maintain a valid driver’s license and an automobile for use in making home visits.

5. Ability to direct a team with clinical and non-clinical staff.

6. Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

7. Ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds.

8. Ability to work with Family Connects staff to implement practice improvement and clinical development plans.

9. Ability to manage a flexible yet demanding schedule. Provide a high level of customer service with attention to customer satisfaction.

10. Proficient and comfortable using laptops as part of in-home assessment and intervention.

11. Understanding and commitment to a universal home visiting program as a public health intervention for newborns and their mothers.

12. Ability to bring an equity lens to the work in order to identify and address systemic inequity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Become fully trained in the Family Connects home visiting protocol as stated in the current program implementation manual. This will initially include trips to Durham for observations, training, and “certification.”

2. Assist in training and evaluating new staff in the Family Connects model, eventually being responsible for certification and fidelity of all staff to the protocol.

3. Track visiting rates and nurses’ fidelity to the home visiting protocol through the use of computer-generated reports and dyadic supervisory home visits.

4. Provide group/peer as well as reflective supervision to program clinical staff.

5. Communicate regularly with County Health Directors and other local partners with updates on the progress of the program.

6. Coordinate assignments to the nurses to provide home visiting service to the target region.

7. Coordinate staff meetings for case review and in-service training.

8. Supervise nursing and non-clinical support staff in all program functions. The Director will also perform home visits.

9. Help establish a parent recruitment protocol utilizing non-clinical Program Support Workers. These efforts may include visiting prenatal care clinics, doctors’ offices, and birthing hospitals and/or making calls based on birth records.

10. Be open and flexible in establishing a new program with many unknowns in a new community with infrastructure challenges.

Home Visiting Functions: 

The Nursing Director should be proficient in performing and providing supervisory guidance for the following Home Visiting Nurse activities:

1. Keep records of client observations and activities as required. Document information for family assessments and program evaluation. Documentation is expected to be done and letters sent out within 48 working hours of the home visit encounter.

2. Provide a health and physical assessment of mother and baby in the home to determine well being.

3. Assess risk factors for family, including depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Exercise clinical skills in appraising situations and making decisions.

4. Establish a trusting relationship with families during in-home visits and engage the family to establish a family support plan with goals, objectives, and activities that address family strengths and needs.

5. Assist parents in making appointments for doctors, social service agencies, etc. Act as a liaison between families and other community agencies, serving as family advocate as required.

6. Work with team to ensure appropriate referrals and connections to community resources as needed. Identify gaps in community services that may be addressed by local partners.

7. Apply principles of reflective supervision for clinical staff support.

8. Apply working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child-maternal health, child development, and child abuse/neglect to help families improve parenting skills, increase parenting supports, reduce stress, and address needs of parents; assist in creating a health plan for entire family.

9. Respond to client needs through flexible scheduling of home visits. Apply effective time management skills, organization, and multitasking skills.

 

Experience:

  • nursing, supervision and management: 5 years (Required)

Nursing Degree:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends