position provides short term home visiting to all families with newborns
delivering at Sinai Hospital. The home
visiting nurse will support and assess family needs in 12 domains of physical
and psychosocial wellbeing and facilitate referrals and connections to
- 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
Provide health and physical assessment
of mother and baby in the home to determine wellbeing.
Assess family needs in the 12 domains
of physical and psychosocial wellbeing, 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.
Maintain 8 open home visit slots and
conduct and document at least 6 home visits per week.
Apply effective time management skills,
organization and multitasking skills.
Documentation is expected to be completed within 48 hours of the visit.
Meet weekly with the Lead Home Visiting
Nurse to discuss cases and problem solve issues with program implementation.
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
2 years’ experience as a registered
Experience working in community-based
Experience and willingness to work with
a culturally diverse population
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
Computer skills including Microsoft
Ability to speak and write fluent
be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities.