Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a very generous paid time-off policy (paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal days-off), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and percentage match-up retirement contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
MHP application and background check required
If selected as a provider for this clinical service position, you will be required to provide proof of education and transcripts (and proof of licensure, if applicable) and pass all required background checks prior to hire. You will also be required to complete MHP’s credentialing process and attend new hire orientation/training before you will be able to begin work.
The Public Health Nurse will provide home visitation nursing services, in collaboration with Therapists, to high-risk families and their infants in the innovative, evidence-based Community Infant Program (CIP). The Public Health Nurse will triage and collaborate with outside healthcare providers and Mental Health Partners staff. This position is guided by public health nursing standards of practice. * All services will remain true to the MHP Guiding Principles and PSR Service Delivery Guidelines.
*Public health nursing standards include: Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards (American Nurses Association, 2007; under revision, Public Health Nursing Competencies (Quad Council on Public Health Nursing), and the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies.
The Public Health Nurse position promotes healthy parent/infant attachment, strengthens family capacity for safe and nurturing parenting, and supports optimal growth and development of infants. The position also provides linkages to other community resources to support family goals and collaborates extensively with other community partners (e.g. Community Health Centers, Housing and Human Services, Imagine, etc.).
Provides ongoing assessment of the health status of infants and family members
Provides assessment of parent-infant attachment, regulation, and parenting routines
Conducts health teaching and counseling regarding growth and development, infant feeding, safety, stimulation, and other relevant child care issues
Monitors infant growth through routine developmental assessment including: weight checks, developmental screenings, and referrals for more specialized services
Provides case management services to families; coordinates and collaborates with other programs and service providers
Links families with appropriate resources within the community
Works collaboratively with all relevant community partners
Effectively teams with CIP Parent Infant Specialists to optimize family services
- Maintains thorough, accurate and timely documentation of the provision of services, assessments, evaluations, and progress toward the completion of client’s/family’s goals consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
- Provides nursing consultation, guidance and direction to clinical staff and volunteers
- Participates in team meetings and client groups
- Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators
Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct on a day to day basis
Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.
Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job
Other duties as assigned
- May participate in Mindful Parenting classes for parents and infants enrolled in CIP