Maternal Child Health Nurse Manager
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary The Maternal Child Health Nurse Program Manager is a key member of an integrated health care team and instrumental to its success. The essential focus of this position is providing nurse care management to reproductive health, prenatal, postpartum, and targeted pediatric – and possibly other--patients at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides nursing assessments and triage to walk-in patients as well as handles in-coming “sick” calls from patients per the Stephen Klein Wellness Center triage protocol
- Educates and counsels patients and their families about issues including, but not limited to, medications, disease and disease management, stress reduction and healthier life-style choices, “normal” age-related milestones and anticipatory guidance.
- Attains medical/symptom histories, performs medication reconciliation
- Serves as the primary care coordinator between the patient, the patient’s medical providers, behavioral health provider, pharmacist, dentist, hospital-based service providers, financial assistance specialist, residential and/or behavioral case manager, peer specialist, visiting nursing agency, community health worker and/or other specialists.
- Demonstrates excellence in clinical care
- Assists with clinical procedures
- Demonstrates excellence in care management by coordinating care with intensive emphasis during care transitions
Maternal Child Health Program Manager:
- Supervises the Centering Pregnancy and Parenting Program Coordinator and helps to initiate steps in program expansion.
- Facilitate Centering sessions, as needed. Follow-up on clinical issues that arise in session.
- Intensively manages the medical and social needs of an identified panel of pregnant and postpartum patients, their babies (up to 6 months-1 year), as well as a targeted panel of high risk pediatric patients.
- Facilitate social supports (i.e. referrals to home visiting programs, donation programs, insurance-based support systems, transportation assistance, etc.) throughout pregnancy, postpartum, and infanthood.
- Perform initial intake assessment on all new prenatal patients and document thoroughly in EHR.
- Order lab and diagnostic tests as well as basic medications throughout the course of pregnancy (utilizing standing orders), follow up, and document results in NG. Communicate results to patient in a timely manner.
- Serve as primary care coordinator for all lab and diagnostic tests, and specialist visits that occur throughout pregnancy.
- Actively assist providers during prenatal visits, providing thorough prenatal care education, obtaining fetal heart tones, fundal height measurements, and office procedures as needed to assist with clinic flow.
- Schedule nurse visits as needed for pregnant patients/infants when provider appointments are not available.
- Triage all medical questions related to prenatal/postpartum/infant care. Take provider calls from outside facilities related to patients’ prenatal care.
- Continually evaluate quality measures related to prenatal care at SKWC, including Centering Program, actively working to improve data findings.
- Participates in outreach activities to stay engaged with the lower North Philadelphia and Project HOME communities to continually promote awareness of and access to Reproductive and Child Health services at SKWC.
- Performs family planning/options counseling in the office; nurse visits as needed for emergency contraception; manage a panel of patients at high risk for unintended pregnancy, offering outreach and support.
- Manage SKWC’s lactation support program; sees patient for one on one breast/chest feeding support visits to assess for effective latch and milk transfer from parent to infant, assessing the need for outside referrals as needed. Promotes breast/chest feeding awareness within the community, manages supply donations.
- Manage SKWC’s “beta book” of patients who have inconclusive lab results for pregnancy/ectopic/miscarriage, assuming care of contacting, supporting, and scheduling these patients for all their care needs
- Manage SKWC’s panel of patients identified as having a history of high risk cervical cancer screening, assuming care of contacting, supporting, and scheduling these patients for their ongoing follow up need.
· Current RN license
· CPR certification
- Centering Pregnancy/Parenting Certification
- Experience in Women’s Health/OBGYN nursing. Prior experience as a Nurse Care Manager in a primary care setting preferred
- BSN preferred
- Public Health degree a plus
- Certified Lactation consultant
- Prior experience delivering services to patients who have experienced homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance dependence, often complicated by histories of trauma.
- Knowledge and prior practice of trauma informed care
- Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
- Strong computer, organizational and administrative skills.
- EHR experience
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.