The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program within the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health is a nationally replicated nurse home visiting program that has been rigorously evaluated for over 30 years and which has demonstrated significant improvements in pregnancy outcomes, parenting skills and family self-sufficiency. The NFP program began in NYC in 2003. It is currently in all five boroughs and is the largest urban site in the nation.
The NFP is seeking Bilingual Nurses to provide direct clinical services to NFP clients in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The NFP Nurses' caseloads will consist of either Spanish speaking-only clients living in Queens and Brooklyn and French speaking-only clients living in all parts of Manhattan.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Under supervision of the NFP Supervisor, the NFP Nurse Home Visitor will perform the following duties:
-Apply the nursing process to assess the six prescribed NFP domains, including physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to health and life course development
-Assist women and their families in establishing realistic goals and measurable outcomes; utilize reflective practice, stages of change, and other behavioral change approaches
-Provide counseling to assist women & their families in attaining targeted goals in areas including prenatal & postpartum care, nutrition, parenting, childcare, family planning, special health problems, housing, continuing education & employment
-Evaluate women's & families' progress toward target goals, revise plan of care as appropriate
-Develop a working relationship with women and their families that promotes trust and problem solving
-Assist client in developing supportive relationships with family members and friends during pregnancy, birth and childcare
-Link women and family with community resources that are relevant to their specific needs
-Consult and collaborate with other professionals providing services to women and their families
-Document nursing activities in a timely manner and in accord with visit and institutional guidelines
-Participate in ongoing learning in program implementation
-Meet with supervisor for minimum of one hour per week
-Participate in weekly 2-hour team meetings and case conferences
-Perform other related duties as needed
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State; Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices; and a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in maternal/child health, pediatric health or a closely related field, in a public health, community-based, hospital, clinic or home visiting setting.
The Registered Professional Nurse license and registration must be maintained for the duration of employment.
A Motor Vehicle Driver license valid in the State of New York may be required for certain assignments. If required, this license must be maintained for the duraion of assignment.
-Must be Bilingual in either Spanish or French
-Must have at least two years of nursing experience in a hospital or community setting preferably OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Maternal Child Health, or Mental Health
-Previous experience working in low-income communities, and ability to travel using public transportation are ideal
-Excellent interpersonal, written and computer skills
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver's license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting's "Minimum Qualification Requirements" section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program's other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 366445.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City Residency is not required for this position