Nurse Manager

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD

SUMMARY: This 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 home visits.

  • 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 is followed.

  • 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 implementation

  • 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 Assistant Director


  • 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



  • 2 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.



  • 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

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • 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



  • Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

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