Purpose of Position: The Public Health Nurse II (working title - Nurse Home Visitor) is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed; general knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities; ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others; ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships; ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions; adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.
Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience. Necessary Special Qualifications: The National Service Office requires that any nurse hired for the Nurse-Family Partnership program as an ADN nurse must achieve their BSN within three years of their hiring date. Registered Nurse currently licensed to practice in North Carolina. Valid North Carolina Driver's License, proof of Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella vaccine or immunity. Immunized against Hepatitis B prior to employment or begin upon employment but prior to clinical work.
The mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly, efficient and cost effective manner.