Registered Nurse II
The Texas Nurse-Family Partnership pairs Bachelor-degreed registered nurses with low-income, first-time mothers to improve prenatal care and provide one-on-one child development education and counseling. Women are enrolled early in the second trimester of their pregnancy, and a nurse begins visiting them. Visits, which usually occur in the family's home, continue throughout the teen's pregnancy and until her child is two years old. The nurses provide support, education, and counseling on health, parenting, developmental issues and life skills.
Provide home visits women and their families that are eligible for the NFP Program by adhering to the nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.
- Assess, develop, implement and monitor a comprehensive plan of care including goal setting at each visit and completes all required health, demographic, nursing assessments, mental health, developmental, and mother-baby dyad behavioral assessments, activities, teaching, recommendations, and nurses notes in agency, state, and national data collection systems.
- Comprehensively assesses client's (as well as the child's) biophysical, psychosocial, and environmental needs.
- Collaboratively identifies problems/barriers/opportunities for intervention. Facilitates goal setting, resolution and revision of plans on an ongoing basis.
- Routinely assesses client's status and progress; if progress is static or regressive, determine the reason and proactively encourage appropriate adjustments in the care plan, providers and/or services to promote better outcomes.
- Communicate thoughtfully and effectively with clients related to appointments, home or alternate visits, cancellations, re-schedules using approved methods considering HIPAA considerations at all times.
- Participate in NFP team meetings, case conferences, program evaluations and data reviews to provide feedback, assess effectiveness, generate ideas, and develop plans to increase efficiencies and improve quality for both the NFP program and to clients/individuals enrolled in the program.
- Stay informed of current trends in Maternal/Child nursing to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services includes maintaining required certifications, licenses, or skills check offs and actively participates in shared learning during team based meetings.
- Partner to provide community education, marketing and outreach
for Nurse Family Partnership when needed for community awareness
about the NFP program and to help generate referrals for
sustainability and caseload management.
- Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Two years recent experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
- Experience working with teens and young adults.
- Home visiting experience.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.