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University of Colorado Clinical Instructor - Nurse Home Visitor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at https://johnsonbethel.uccs.edu/ at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) at https://www.uccs.edu/experience/about-uccs seeks applications for Nurse Home Visitor (NHV). The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program in the client’s home or other community setting, to include telehealth visits. Nurse home visitors are 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 Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This position is 80% Nurse Home Visitor, 10% teaching and 10% service. Per agency requirements, the successful candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Who We Are:

The Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in the health professions. The college currently serves 1400 students (80% undergraduate and 20% graduate) through its programs in the Department of Nursing, the Department of Health Sciences, and the Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs at http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report at https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP program.

  • Adhere to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.

  • Carry a case load of up to 20 clients.

  • Serve as a clinical preceptor for BSN level nursing students during home visits and care conferences.

  • Support policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College ofNursing and Health Sciences.

  • As requested/required, participate in community coalition and advisory board activities in support of the NFP.

  • As requested/required, promote public awareness of the NFP.

  • Develop and maintain community relationships to support client referrals.

  • Maintain current CPR certification for adults, children, and infants.

  • Complete all required NFP education.

  • Attend and participate in DANCE training.

  • Develop therapeutic relationships, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.

  • Perform home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines.

  • Follow nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.

  • Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.

  • Assist women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes.

  • Provide education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.

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

  • Formulate nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals and evaluate client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.

  • Plan home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes.

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

  • Utilize reflective practice in supervisory sessions.

  • Attend and participate in case conferences and team meetings.

  • Provide information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP performance management system.

  • Participate in quality improvement efforts.

  • Understand, support, and coach others in the NFP vision, mission and model, representing the NFP vision, mission and model in actions and verbally to both internal and external customers and colleagues.

  • Directly teach and evaluate nursing students in the clinical setting.

  • Coordinate with lead faculty of clinical courses to design and schedule student experiences.

  • Attend faculty meetings at the request of department chair or dean.

  • Travel to Denver for all face-to-face education sessions, in addition to virtual training.

  • Perform related duties as assigned or required.

Job Competencies:

  • Document appropriately

  • Assist in creating a positive work environment that promotes inclusiveness, productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation

  • Elicit and consider differing viewpoints when analyzing issues

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, maintaining clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues, creating, maintaining and supporting a safe environment for open discussion

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Seek and respond appropriately to feedback

  • Basic computer skills

  • Able to travel within El Paso and Teller Counties for home visits, Denver for training

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .

Salary: $80,340

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse with active Colorado nursing license or a licensee of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

  • Master of Science in Nursing or health related field within 60 days of hire

  • Current BLS

  • Valid driver's license and insured automobile

Preferred Requirements:

  • Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing

  • Home visiting experience

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Faculty

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Sep 29, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Teresa Littlefield

Posting Contact Email tlittlef@uccs.edu

Posting Number 00724440

Req ID: 19166

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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