Nurse Home Visitor
Goodwill of Central Indiana - Indianapolis, IN

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The Model:
Nurse-Family Partnership®, a maternal and early childhood home visiting program, fosters long-term success for first-time moms, their babies, and society. Nurse-Family Partnership's maternal health program introduces vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. Nurse Family Partnership will be implemented as a part of the Goodwill Guides division, which uses a holistic, whole-family approach that provides the right opportunities and services for particular stages of child and family development. Acting as an intermediary among a number of community organizations and services, Goodwill Guides encourages healthy child development through a long-term approach – the relationship with each family could last 20 years. For more information go to: www.nursefamilypartnership.org.

Scope Summary:
Nurse-Family Partnership is a research-based program that has been demonstrated to significantly improve critical outcomes for at-risk women and their children who receive services in local communities. Beginning with nurse home visits that occur during pregnancy and continue until the child is age two, Nurse Home Visitors provide coaching and support to first-time expectant mothers. The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency. The Nurse Home Visitor reports to the NFP Nurse Manager. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Goodwill’s mission, vision, values, five basic principles and standards of conduct.

Required Experience:
Qualifications
• Minimum 1 year experience working in home visitation or home health with a focus in maternal/child health or mental/behavioral nursing, 2-3 years preferred
• Current or recent public/community health experience highly preferred
• Ability to model a strengths-based, client-centered approach
• Exhibits basic attitude of self reflection and working in partnership
• Skilled clinician with track record of developing trusting relationships at all levels while establishing appropriate boundaries
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, low income families, communities, and organizations
• Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Products and the Internet and ability to acquire new computer skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to embrace change positively and function effectively as a team member
• Exercises care and compassion in decision making; maintains objectivity
• Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
• Access to personal automobile, current automobile insurance, valid driver’s license and a good driving record
Required Education:
Education & Licensure
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) required
Registered Nurse (RN)Indiana license in good standing required

Compensation:
48,000-57,000

Additional Comments:
*Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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