position manages and supervises the nursing staff
who provide short-term home visits to families with newborns who delivered at
Sinai Hospital. The goal of Family Connects home visits 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 Nurse Manager will direct the team 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, and/or lactation education preferred.
Proficiency in Spanish desired but not required.
Assist in training and evaluating new
staff in the Family Connects model, eventually being responsible for
certification and fidelity of all staff to the protocol.
Track home visiting rates and nurses’
fidelity to the home visiting protocol using reports and dyadic supervisory
Provide group/peer and reflective
supervision to program clinical staff.
Coordinate assignments to the nurses to
provide home visiting services.
Coordinate staff meetings for case
review and in-service trainings.
Participant 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.
Supervise nursing staff in all program
functions and complete home visits in the absence of a Nurse Home Visitor
Work closely with non-clinical support staff
in all program functions, including establishing a parent recruitment protocol
and ongoing program implementation.
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
Maintain existing and establish new
relationships with community resources.
Apply effective time management skills,
organization and multitasking skills.
Documentation is expected to be completed within 48 hours of the visit.
Meet weekly with Assistant Director,
Family Support Services to discuss cases and problem solve issues with program
Completes statistical reports as
Attends required staff meetings,
training, consultation meetings and conferences.
Participates in agency work teams as
Other job duties as assigned by the Assistant
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an
accredited college or university
Current and continual licensure as a
registered nurse in the State of Maryland required
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
2 years’ experience as a registered
nurse including supervision experience.
Experience working in community-based
Experience and willingness to work with
a culturally diverse population.
be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities.
Knowledge of nursing theory, process,
practice and procedures
Knowledge of professional nursing
Knowledge of community resources and
Acceptance of individual differences
Knowledge of infant and child
Ability to build trusting relationships
Excellent oral and written communication
Computer skills including Microsoft
Ability to direct a team of clinical
and non-clinical staff
Understanding and commitment to a
universal home visiting program as a public-health intervention for newborns
and their mothers