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 recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply.
The Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health is seeking a Bilingual Spanish or French Speaking Family Public Health Nurse to provide direct services to clients living in all five boroughs. The Bilingual Spanish or French Speaking Family Public Health Nurse's caseload will consist of primarily Spanish or French speaking-only clients.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Work cooperatively as an active member of the Integrated Model Team Family by conducting home visits and providing clinical support during home visits.
--Attend weekly team meetings, clinical supervision, staff meetings, and other meetings as required. Support and encourage development of other staff and of the Integrated Model Team Program.
--Perform as a member of the Integrated Model team; support client assessment and referral for appropriate clinical and mental health services.
--Provide health education and advise families on proper health practices.
--Keep records of client observations and activities as required. Document information for family assessments and program evaluation. Record information in real time via in home use of computerized record system.
--Follow the Integrated Mode scheduling protocol. Visit referred families as scheduled.
--Provide a health and physical assessment of mother and baby in the home to determine well-being.
--Establish a trusting relationship with families during in-home visits and engage the family to establish a family support plan with goals, objectives, and activities that address family strengths and needs.
--Work with team to ensure appropriate referrals and connections to community resources as needed.
--Work in a team to assist parents in making and attending appointments for doctors, social service agencies, etc. Act as a liaison between families and other community agencies, serving as family advocate as required.
--Apply working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child-maternal health, child development, and child abuse/neglect to help families improve parenting skills, increase parenting supports, reduce stress, and address needs of parents; assist in creating a health plan for entire family.
--Respond to client needs through flexible scheduling of home visits, including occasional home visits during evening or weekend hours.
--Develop and facilitate health education workshops for clients and Program staff which include; maternal and infant care, developmental milestone education, breastfeeding (BF) education and practical support to workshop attendees, and ensure clients are referred for additional support as appropriate.
--Apply effective time-management skills, organization, documenting according to protocol and multitasking skills.
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.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills. Experience in public health, particularly in maternal & child health, breastfeeding and/or early childhood development. Fluent in English and Spanish or French.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 426335.
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: 426335
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