Benton Franklin Health District

Kennewick , WA
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Public Health Nurse

Benton Franklin Health District
Kennewick, WA Full time
Posted on January 13, 2018

Benton-Franklin Health District is seeking a Public Health Nurse for the Nurse Family Partnership Program. Benton-Franklin Health District is a tobacco, drug and alcohol free workplace. Equal opportunity employer.

Essential Job Functions:

 Provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Program (NFP).

 Adhere to NFP Model Elements and Visit-to-Visit guidelines. Follow nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.

 Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.

 Actively engage in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.

 Assist in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation.

 Once trained, you will work with your clients to accomplish three goals:

o Improve pregnancy outcomes.

o Improve child health and development.

o Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

Must be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with co-workers and the public; exercise professional judgment in the application of professional nursing principles and core functions of public health nursing; advise clients and family on care and treatment of diseases and disorders; conduct home nursing practices using independent judgment, write clear reports and maintain accurate client records; interpret written nursing program guidelines and regulations. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills; as well as computer and word processing skills. Ability to integrate current technologies into nursing practice in the form of electronic charting and communication systems. Must have experience in maternal and child heath, behavioral health nursing, pediatrics, or other fields.