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Benton County (OR): Home Visiting Nurse

Benton County (OR)

This is a Contract position in Philomath, OR posted February 9, 2021.

JOBThe Family Connects model is an evidence-based and successfully demonstrated program that connects parents of newborns to the community resources they need through postpartum nurse home visits. The model was developed in 2008 through a partnership with Duke University, the Center for Child & Family Health (CCFH), and the Durham County Health Department.As a community-based program, Family Connects supports new parents in caring for their newborn(s), offers physical assessments of the mother and the baby, addresses questions about caring for the newborn(s), identifies parents’ needs, and helps to identify community services or resources that can meet those needs. In addition, through this connection to resources, Family Connects helps to identify gaps in cA Family Connects home visiting nurse provides home visiting to all families with newborns in the determined catchment area. The goal is to support and assess family needs in 12 domains of physical and psychosocial well-being and facilitate referrals and connections to community agencies to support families in these areas. The home visiting nurse will work 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.

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