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Community Nurse - Child Development

Department: Child Development
Reports To: Family & Health Services Manager – EHS
Status: Regular, Full-Time, 12 months per year
FLSA: Exempt
Location: Across Child Development Sites
Hiring Range: 30 ($61,308 to $68,087 annually)
Closing Date: November 1st, 2017 or when filled
 
Scope
Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. The primary responsibility of the Community Health Nurse is to support positive physical health outcomes for children and their families. 

Responsibilities
Promote and Support the Program’s Approach to School Readiness and Family Engagement
  • Review health records of enrolled children; determine whether children are up-to-date on a schedule of preventive and primary health care when a physician has not made this determination.
  • Determine whether there is a need for further medical or dental follow-up for children and assist families in scheduling care.
  • Assist the program in obtaining further diagnostic testing, examination, and treatment for individual children.
  • If applicable, meet with or conduct a phone interview with parents regarding health findings and assist families in understanding medical information and the need to complete prescribed treatment plans.
  • Use pertinent health records and parent communication to develop and implement Individualized Health Plans.
  • Maintain awareness of current health services available in the community and work with physicians and other local health care providers to meet the needs of enrolled children.
  • Complete site visits to observe children who have been referred for health concerns.
  • Collaborate with Managers to ensure classroom and socialization modifications are in place to meet the needs of individual children.
  • Provide and arrange for appropriate trainings for staff, including how to conduct hearing and vision screenings as needed.
  • Provide training to staff to assist them in understanding how to include children with unique health needs in classroom or home-based activities.
  • Plan and lead the Health Services Advisory Committee, scheduling regular meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with the Registered Dietician, Mental Health Consultants, and other staff who support the delivery of comprehensive health services.
  • Document all health/family services that have been provided in ChildPlus.
  • Monitor health records via ChildPlus and support staff in conducting follow-up with families as needed.
  • Support staff in reviewing, analyzing, and utilizing the health services delivery data in ChildPlus for the purpose of individualizing services to children.
Program Planning, Design and Implementation
  • Anticipate future trends and articulate credible visions that enable innovative and appropriate program planning. Design, implement and evaluate program development strategies.
  • Support staff in reviewing, analyzing, and utilizing the health services delivery data in ChildPlus for the purpose of planning health initiatives, training, and support for families.
  • Support Managers and Supervisors in determining whether the program is able to achieve compliance and quality benchmarks.
  • Complete all required program reports accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
M
inimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Complete the Washington State Nursing Commission’s continuing competency requirements (achieved through active practice, self-assessment and reflection, and continuing nursing education).
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques used for well-childcare, prenatal, postpartum care, and communicable diseases.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and reporting to stakeholders including parents, staff, program management and program leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings.
  • An understanding of the Head Start philosophy and the ability to implement its principal of shared authority and decision-making.
  • Willingness to comply with established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to comply with Head Start Standards of Conduct by promoting the unique identity of each child and family; conforming with program confidentiality policies; following child supervision and guidance policies; and refraining from soliciting or accepting personal gratuities, favors, or anything of significant monetary value from contractors or potential contractors.
  • Establish a professional development plan and participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel independently to Child Development service sites.
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check.
  • Current Health Exam (must be obtained prior to employment {PS 1304.42}).
  • Current screening for tuberculosis (must be obtained prior to employment); rescreen as necessary.
  • First Aid certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain certificate during employment).
  • CPR certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain certificate during employment).
  • Blood Borne Pathogens training within 30 days of employment (maintain certificate during employment).
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with and experience implementing Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards preferred.
  • Bi-lingual ability.
  • Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
Benefits
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Employment Practice
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
 
Application Procedure
Submit agency application PDF along with resume and cover letter. For your convenience, we offer several ways for you to submit your completed application: 

In Person or Mail to:
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Neighborhood House
1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98144
Attn: Human Resources

For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@nhwa.org