| || Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.063 billion, employs approximately 3,800 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award -winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package. http://www.wakegov.com/employment/benefits/Documents/Wake%20County%20Benefits%20Summary.pdf |
| || (9140__22) NURSE - NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP |
| || Wake County Human Services is the consolidation of programs and services that include social services, public health, behavioral health, job search assistance, child support, housing and transportation. Our mission is, in partnership with the community, will facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents. In addition to our numerous standard programs, Wake County Human Services (WCHS) is engaged in a number of Special Initiatives that are impacting services and programs throughout our entire agency. Whether legislated down from the changing regulations on the Federal or State level or bubbling up from the entrepreneurial spirit of our staff, you can always look forward to Wake County Human Services implementing new and exciting enhancements to our services and programs.
This Nurse position will serve on a team of four nurses of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program within the Maternal and Child Health section of the Public Health Division. Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based program that works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit at-risk, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday. Intensive home visiting services are offered with model fidelity based on the National Service Office standards.
| || The Nurse - Family Partnership (NFP) program provides comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families identified in the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. The Nurse would carry an average caseload of 25 active clients. The goals of NFP are to promote a healthy pregnancy outcome for first time moms, healthy growth and development of the child(ren) through age two, and improved economic self-sufficiency for low-income families. This position works collaboratively with Pregnancy Care Managers, Care Coordination for Children care managers, health educators, WCHS and WakeMed clinics, and others involved in the delivery of care.
Essential job duties
•Provide home visits to identified women and children and their families, and develop therapeutic relationships with them.
•Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families. Assist them in establishing goals and outcomes.
•Provide education, support and referral resources to encourage women and their families to attain their targeted goals.
•Coordinate visits, communicate and collaborate with other care managers as needed.
•Provide high-risk nursing care as needed.
•Schedule visits within expected time frame and complete documentation on schedule.
•Participate in quality improvement activities.
•Attend all required orientation and NFP training locally and nationally.
•Participate in disaster response when needed.
NOTE: Upon acceptance of employment you acknowledge that (i) you will rescind your application for any other positions within Wake County Human Services, (ii) after accepting your position with Wake County Human Services you must remain in your role for one (1) year before you are eligible to apply for another position within Wake County Human Services, (iii) if you work in the Health Clinics and Public Health Division, influenza immunization is a condition of initial and continued employment, subject to compliance with federal law, (iv) actively supports and participates in department emergency preparedness and response activities, which may include temporary changes in responsibilities and working hours.
| || •Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues.
•Ability to provide counseling on an individual basis to achieve individual service plan goals.
•Ability to make decisions without regard to that personal prejudices, biases, and experiences.
•Ability to use appropriate interpersonal skills and methods to reduce tension and resolve conflict.
•Ability to actively participate as a member of a team to move toward the completion of goals.
•Ability to demonstrate an understanding of applicable policies and procedures. Ability to maintain conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment.
| || (46) Human Services Department |
| || Public Health/MCH |
| || 4076BR |
| || (P) Regular |
| || Full Time |
| || Mon-Fri 8:30 am -5:15 pm |
| || (029) Human Services Center Sunnybrook |
| || 25.27 |
| || 42.96 |
| || Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse as issued by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. |
| || •Public health experience
•Mother baby hospital experience
•Home visiting experience
•Spanish language skills
| || Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. |
| || 19-Nov-2017 |