OB Home Visit Nurse, Days, The Birth Center

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
Published
February 10, 2021
Location
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Job Description
Job Title:
OB Home Visit Nurse, Days, The Birth Center
Job ID:
46338
Location:
 
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
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Major Duties

 

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

Due to COVID19, this role is temporarily a virtual experience for the patient.  This position would report to an on-site location in our Birth Center.

Seeking motivated, priority driven nurse to provide home visits to postpartum moms living in Forsyth County.  Work will include nursing assessment of mom and baby, awareness of community resources, and connecting mom with resources.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  Provides home visiting to all families with newborns in the Wake Forest Baptist Health catchment area. The goal is to support and assess family needs in 12 domains of physical and psychosocial wellbeing and facilitate referrals and connections to community agencies to support families in these areas. Works in a team environment 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, lactation education, and fluency in Spanish desired.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing required and Master's degree preferred.
  • Three years of applicable clinical experience in maternal/child health required.
  • Clinical experience related to domestic violence, substance abuse and/or depression preferred.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.
  • Continuing education of 15 hours or more annually.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: 

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in good standing in the State of North Carolina.
  • Certified Lactation Educator or Consultant.
  • Valid driver's license and automobile for use in making home visits.
  • Current BLS certification.

 

Generic Job Description

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Maintains compliance with hospital, regulatory, and Joint Commission guidelines and adherence to standards related to education to enhance safe, quality patient care. Actively engages in continuous quality improvement initiatives.

2. Demonstrates organizational commitment, ethical and professional behavior by serving as a role model for hospital values to staff, physicians and patients. Maintains appropriate confidentiality of privileged information. Participates in activities to promote professional growth and development.

3. Adheres to the Family Connects home-visiting protocol. Maintains records of client observations and activities as required. Documents information for family assessments and program evaluation. Records information in real time via in home use of computerized record system.

4. Adheres to the Family Connects scheduling protocol. Visits target area hospitals as needed to schedule home visits for new mothers.
5. Provides a health and physical assessment of mother and baby in the home to determine wellbeing.

6. Assesses family needs in 12 domains of physical and psychosocial wellbeing, including depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Exercises clinical skills in appraising situations and making decisions.

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

8. Collaborates with team to ensure appropriate referrals and connections to community resources as needed. Works with team to assist parents in making and attending appointments for doctors, and social service agencies. Functions as a liaison between families and other community agencies, serving as family advocate as required.

9. Applies 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.

10. Maintains eight open visit slots and conducts and documents at least six home visits per week. Responds to client needs through flexible scheduling of home visits, including occasional home visits during evening or weekend hours.

11. Demonstrates effective time-management skills, organization, and multitasking skills. Documentation is expected to be done and letters sent out within 48 working hours of the visit.

12. Functions cooperatively as an active member of the Family Connects team by attending weekly team meetings, clinical supervision, staff meetings, and other meetings as required. Supports and encourages development of other staff and of the Family Connects Program.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with teams of clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong staff and physician relationships
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse populations
  • Ability to work with nurse supervisor to implement a practice improvement and clinical development plans
  • Proficient and comfortable using laptops as part of in-home assessment and intervention
  • Expertise in evidence based clinical practice guidelines and standards related to Women's Health, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Newborn care
  • Expertise in customer service and patient perception of care
  • Proficient and comfortable using laptops as part of in-home assessment and intervention
  • Flexibility and ability to respond quickly in a changing environment
  • Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions and difficult situations
  • Knowledge of law, regulation, and ethics related to Labor and Delivery (Child Abuse, DHHS, CMS, Women?s Rights, Parental laws)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Subject to highly stressful situations
  • Moderate noise environment
  • Possible exposure to infectious and contagious diseases
  • Possible exposure to radiation hazards
  • Exposure to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
  • Contact with patients/families under wide variety of circumstances
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Subject to irregular hours

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

 

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