Nurse Supervisor - Family Connects MD

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD $75000.00 to $85000.00 per year
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SUMMARY: Family Connects is an evidence-based nurse home visiting program that connects parents of newborns to the community resources they need through postpartum nurse home visits.

This position supervises the nursing staff who provide short term home visiting to families with newborns delivering at Sinai Hospital.  The Nursing Supervisor will direct the team in order to schedule, visit and support families in the community using the Family Connects (Duke University) home visiting protocol.  The Nursing Supervisor will also be expected to carry a reduced caseload.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist in training and evaluating new staff in the Family Connects model.

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

Provide reflective supervision to program nursing staff.

Organize and participate in hospital enrollment schedule.

Manage assignments to the nurses to provide home visiting services.

Supervise nursing staff in all program functions and complete home visits n the absence of a Nurse Home Visitor.  

Coordinate staff meetings for case review and in-service trainings.

Follow the Family Connects home visiting protocol.  Keep records of client observations and activities as required.  Document information for family assessments and program evaluation.

Act as a liaison between Family Connects and Sinai Hospital to ensure that Family Connects scheduling protocol is followed.

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

Assess family needs in the 12 domains of physical and psychosocial well-being, including depression, substance abuse and domestic violence.  Exercise clinical skills in appraising situations and making decisions.

Establish a trusting relationship with families during home visits to engage families in establishing a family support plan with goals, objectives and activities.

Apply working knowledge of parent-child interaction, maternal-child health, child development and child abuse/neglect to help families improve parenting skills, increase parenting support, reduce stress and address needs of parents.

Apply effective time management skills, organization and multitasking skills.  Documentation is expected to be completed within 24 hours of the visit.

Meet weekly with Program Manager to discuss cases and problem-solving issues with program implementation.

Participate, as needed, in inter and cross agency meetings that may include the FCM advisory board, care clinics, doctors’ offices, and birthing hospitals and/or make calls based on birth records. 

Completes statistical reports as required.

Attends required staff meetings, training, consultation meetings and conferences.

Participates in agency work teams as assigned.

Other job duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

EDUCATION:

Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Current and continual licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland required

EXPERIENCE:

5 years’ experience as a registered nurse including supervision experience.

Experience working in community-based programs preferred.

Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population.

SKILLS:

Knowledge of nursing theory, process, practice and procedures

Knowledge of professional nursing standards

Knowledge of community resources and agencies

Acceptance of individual differences

Knowledge of infant and child development

Ability to build trusting relationships

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office Suite, DocuSign, and assigned databases

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Must be available to work flexible hours Monday through Friday.

Must be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities.

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