The Perinatal Outreach Nurse (PON) functions in a multifaceted role that demonstrates professionalism and promotes excellence in the practice of Nursing. The PON is responsible for maintaining high standards in clinical practice/continuum of care, professional practice development, teamwork, customer relations, and research/performance improvement in delivering case management and support services for a designated caseload of patients. Home visits will be made with this caseload of pregnant/parenting women and their children under the program research protocols. The PON will also interact with appropriate community agencies in accordance with guidelines. The PON is accountable for compliance with the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and all applicable regulatory standards. Policies, procedures and protocols of the Human Resources Department, GDAHA, Help Me Grow, and the Nurse-Family Partnership research project are followed.
The PON reports to the Home Visit Coordinator for the Nurse Family Partnership. The Nurse is accountable for compliance with all applicable regulatory standards, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Human Resources Department, GDAHA, the Help Me Grow Program and any funding sources for the work of the department.
The Nurse will comply with Indicated data base and data entry requirements.
Education: BSN Required.
Licensed: Registered nurse in the state of Ohio.
Certifications: Complete NCAST feeding and teaching certification within one year, pending training scheduling.
Complete Nurse Family Partnership training per the Nurse Family Partnership National Service Office training schedule.
Experience: Minimum two years of recent experience in pediatrics, birth through 5 years, required. Experience in adolescent psychology, OB, home care and community nursing preferred.
Skills/Other: Good communications and ease with adolescents. Valid driver's license and an insured safe automobile. Must be a Non-smoker.