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Benton County (OR): Home Visiting Nurse

Benton County (OR)

This is a Full-time position in Corvallis, OR posted June 16, 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.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESNursing Assessments and InterventionsPerform individual, comprehensive, physical and psycho-social health assessments of clients identifying actual and potential health needs.

Utilize knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of nursing and consultation, including socioeconomic and cultural factors as part of the nursing assessment.Collect subjective and objective information from the client.

Formulates reasoned conclusion from the information available.

Appropriately utilize nursing process in assessment and interventions.Apply detailed knowledge of community & client population demographics, health indicators and risk factors specific to the program/population being served.Provide comprehensive or specialized nursing and consultation services in clinic, home, school, or community setting.Address life threatening or crisis situations exercising critical thinking skills and professional judgment.Develop and monitor reasonable and measurable outcomes with client.

Monitor interventions implemented to achieve these outcomes.Collaborate with professionals and community members/groups including – but not limited to – health care professionals, educators and social service workers.Identify and meet the needs of the community, acknowledging financial, linguistic, cognitive and other constraints.Provide culturally competent care to all clients served.Nursing Case Management ServicesProvide case management services, care coordination, referral and follow-up to program specific population.Use epidemiological surveillance methods in community outreach, screening, and case findings of communicable and infectious diseases, as applicable.Engage clients and/or families in a plan of care that addresses their identified health deficits and issues.Contribute to team functions or activities such as planning, implementing, and evaluating case coordination and management.Demonstrate knowledge of community resources for a target population specific to assigned program.Documentation, Data Tracking, ReportsDocument all activities and maintain client records as directed by County procedures, protocols and applicable program rules and regulations.Assist in the evaluation of procedures and protocols, and prepare reports as requested or required.Maintain confidential and sensitive information according to HIPAA standards.Conduct written, verbal & electronic communication in a professional manner according to cultural competency, health literacy/numeracy standards.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe following minimum qualifications are required for this position:Health Care Professional 3 level:Current Oregon Registered Nurse license.Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing(BSN) and 1-3 years of nursing experience or equivalent (RN and 4 years of nursing experience).BSN preferred.Special Requirements:Successfully pass a criminal background check.Current driver’s license.The following are preferred skills and experience:Bi-lingual Spanish/English proficiency.Clinical experience related to domestic violence, substance abuse and/or depression.Experience in child/maternal health, social work, or other related field.Certified Lactation Educator or Consultant.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONThis is a FLSA exempt position.This position is represented by the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.A quick glance at our available benefits:Annual salary range:Health Care Professional 3 level:$59,461 $89,190; Depending on qualifications and experience.Employer-paid (high deductible) medical plan with additional options for an HSA or HRA account.The County funds up to $1400 for the HSA or HRA account.Choose between two dental group plans – MODA or Willamette Dental Plan.The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.Employer paid Life and AD& D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.Optional Deferred Compensation 457b PlanPlus paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance!While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk; or hear.

Theemployee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.The employee works in well-lighted, clean environments.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

The employee may occasionally work with angry or hostile clients or members of the public, work with toxic substances and biohazards, and be exposed to infectious illnesses.Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling (541)766-6081 or email [email protected]

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