The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children. The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognize their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply.
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 service to women and their families -Record nursing activities in a timely manner and in accord with project 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
Qualification 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.
License Requirement: 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 have at least two years of nursing experience in hospital or community setting preferably OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Maternal Child Health, or Mental Health. Bilingual abilities, previous experience working in low-income communities, and ability to travel using public transportation or willingness to drive personal car for work are pluses.
**IMPORTANT NOTES 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.
• Current Resume
• 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:
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Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 404139, 404129, 396157, 399084 and/or 385306.
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
Internal Number: 404139
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