Geisinger Health System NURSE HOME VISITOR in BLOOMSBURG, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger. Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 12 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

Location: BLOOMSBURG PROFESSIONAL BLDG

Work Schedule: Days/Evenings

Work Type: FULL TIME

JOB SUMMARY:

The Nurse Home Visitor acts as a case manager and implements standard protocols for families enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership.

Reports directly to the Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Supervisor.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1. Provides overall coordination of care and home visitation for families enrolled in the Nurse-family Partnership.

*2. A full time Nurse Home Visitor carries a caseload of 25 clients or a proportionate number if part time or if caseload warrants (for example, if have clients on monthly visits may have caseload over 25 clients).

*3. Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the Nurse Family Partnership domains.

*4. Initiates a plan of visitation based on the standardized protocols of the Nurse-Family Partnership.

*5. Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes.

*6. Provides anticipatory guidance and instruction to mothers and significant others regarding pregnancy, infants and toddlers based on the standardized protocols of the Nurse-Family Partnership.

*7.Provides education, support, and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.

*8.Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of visitation and the outcome of each visit.

*9. Adheres to the Nurse-Family Partnership model elements of home visitation.

*10. Completes and submits all appropriate documentation forms within 48 hours.

*11. Provides for discharge planning.

*12. Educates referral sources and general public about the Nurse-Family Partnership.

*13. Seeks referrals from referral sources. Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals.

*14. Completes all required Nurse-Family Partnership education/orientation.

*15. Develops therapeutic relationships, utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.

*16.Particiaptes in review and analysis of the ETO reports for achievements and areas for improvement.

*17. Complies with Agency Corporate Compliance Plan.

*18. Complies with HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards.

*19. Participates as a member of a committee and/or Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Task Force/Process Team as requested.

*20. Attends Agency meetings as assigned.

*21. Participates in the achievement of Agency goals.

*22. Communicates constructively in an honest and open manner.

*23. Demonstrates respect for immediate supervisor an co-workers.

*24. Available by assigned pager or other employee requested means during working hours.

*25. Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrates the ability to maintain accurate and legible progress notes.

Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, speak and write the English language

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Possesses a license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Preferred.

Two year recent experience in maternal-child health, public health, mental/behavioral nursing, pediatrics or home health nursing preferred.

Home visiting experience preferred.

Possesses a current Pennsylvania driver’s license and automobile insurance.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must have access to independent transportation in order to comply with standards of job description.

Must be able to enter residence, hospital/clinic facility, physician office or its equivalent independently regardless of physical barriers.

Must be able to complete a visual and auditory assessment of clients.

Must be able to move and position a client as appropriate for the care required.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.