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Nurse Family Partnership Registered Nurse

  • Job ID: 542538409
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: Nurse Family OCDEL
  • Location: 500 E Chestnut Avenue, Altoona PA 16003
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.85 to $42.26 / hour

Description

UPMC Nurse-Family Partnership is hiring a Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) for Cambria County, however may have to travel monthly to Blair County for staff meetings, and occasionally to Blair, Somerset, and Indiana Counties for client visits.  This position is Monday through Friday daytime hours with occasional evening hours and rare weekends pending client needs.  Travel is reimbursed at the Federal mileage reimbursement rate.

This is a great opportunity for a registered nurse looking for flexible scheduling options and providing one-on-one individualized care to patients in their homes.

As a Professional Staff Nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  • Competitive wages, with a BSN differential
  • An incomparable benefit package
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement for your BSN/MSN degree through approved Universities.
  • A generous vacation accrual

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement!

 ***This position is eligible for a generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000.  Please apply for more details.***

Purpose:
Provide comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families involved in the Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality, nurse home visiting services.
  • Establishes and records self-progress toward annual professional development goals.
  • 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.
  • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
  • Evaluate client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.
  • Plans home visits in accordance with client goals and outcomes.
  • Manage and prioritize own caseload for safe, effective care according to acuity/needs of clients.
  • Prioritize clients for emergency preparedness.
  • Maintain productivity standards established for the program.
  • Utilize nursing expertise and professional judgment to inform the appropriate healthcare providers of any pertinent change in the condition of the client.
  • Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
  • Meet with NFP Nurse
  • Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
  • Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
  • Supports policies, procedures, NFP Visit-to-Visit Guidelines, and standards of NFP and Home Nursing Agency.
  • As requested/required, participates in community coalition in support of NFP.  As requested/required, promotes public awareness of NFP.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals.
  • 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.
  • Position requires travel to various locations.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. Must be able to travel by air to Denver, CO for education sessions.
  • Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for NFP services.
  • Adheres to the nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.
  • Carries a caseload of up to 25 clients.
  • Schedule joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months.
  • Attend and participate in bi-weekly case conferences and team meetings.
  • Maintain quality, timely and appropriate comprehensive documentation both written and data entry into Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) software and Agency electronic health record.
  • Provide information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the ETO.
  • Participate in review and analysis of ETO reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Promote safety awareness for client/family members in their environment.
  • Responsible for meeting/exceeding customer service initiatives.Initiate activities to report and/or resolve customer complaints.
  • Adhere to infection control principles, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required.
  • Completes all required Agency/NFP Initial and Continued Education/Training Sessions.
  • Maintains Agency-specific and NFP clinical competencies.
  • Attends, participates, and maintains certification in Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver Experience Training (DANCE).
  • 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 and NFP Visit-to-Visit Guidelines.
  • Follows the nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
  • Ongoing assessment of physical, emotional, social, and environmental strengths and challenges of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains from the prenatal period until the child's second birthday.
  • Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes which are individualized, client-specific, measurable and realistic.
  • Provides education, support, and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals in the NFP domains.
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.

 

Qualifications

  • BSN required
  • 2 years experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting, mental/behavioral nursing, or relevant experience.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered, certified, or licensed as required by state law for the profession.
  • NFP RNs typically hold a BSN.
  • ASN-prepared RNs are only considered if they have received special dispensation by authority of the Nurse-Family Partnership?
  • National Service Office on the recommendation of the State Nurse-Family Partnership Consultant. NFP approved
  • ASN-prepared RNs must agree to successfully completion of an accredited BSN program and receive a BSN degree within three (3) years of hire.
  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73
  • OAPSA
  • Driver's License
  • Auto Insurance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects the level of education, experience, and manager discretion at the time of offer.

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