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Registered Nurse #HA1035, HA1048, HA1049, HA1055

Company: Shawnee County Health Department
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Job Description:

Shawnee County, Kansas

Position Description Registered Nurse (Nurse-Family Partnership)

Position Number: HA1035, HA1048, HA1049, HA1055

FLSA Status: N

Position Description

Under general supervision, this position provides long-term evidence-based public health nursing services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers and their families in homes and community settings. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the Nurse-Family Partnership Health Services Team Leader.

Work Performed

60% Nursing Process. Services are provided according to the Nurse-Family Partnership model of home visitation. Performs health, development and nutrition assessments on pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Assesses clients' needs based on gathering of information, histories and screening tools. Provides education, information, support and guidance to the family, and makes appropriate referrals based on findings. Will focus intervention on positive prenatal and child health outcomes, positive parenting, and attaining the life skills necessary to promote family self-sufficiency.

20% Documentation. Maintains timely, complete and accurate documentation in the family health record which reflects nursing observations, assessments, and interventions, and also meets the requirements of Nurse-Family Partnership and various funding partners. Data will be documented and submitted for required reports.

10% Quality Assurance/Team Process. Participates in all necessary training to ensure understanding of and adherence to Nurse-Family Partnership model elements. Participates in quality assurance programs for continuity and improvement of Nurse- Family Partnership client services. Participates in Nurse-Family Partnership team meetings, as well as various inter-Department and intra-Department teams, to assure continuity and consistency in service delivery as defined by protocols, procedures, grants and program standards.

10% Program Responsibilities. Adheres to nursing standards of practice and follows Department procedures and protocols as well as local, State and Federal regulations. Will travel to clients' homes, various community sites and satellite clinic locations as needed to deliver services. Completes accurate program time studies and travel reports.

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Shawnee County Position Description Registered Nurse (Nurse-Family Partnership) HA1035, HA1048, HA1049, HA1055

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Knowledge of:

• Public health theory and practices.

• Nursing process.

• Nursing assessment skills.

• Basic human physical, nutritional and psychosocial needs.

• Federal, State and County laws and regulations which impact the department.

Ability to:

• Work independently in challenging situations.

• Prepare and maintain records, charts and reports.

• Follow detailed written and oral directions.

• Communicate effectively to individuals and groups, both orally and in writing, using the English language.

• Exercise independent judgment and seek solutions to problems which arise on a regular basis.

Physical Requirements

N-Never O-Occasional (1%-33%) F-Frequent (34%-66%) C-Continuous (67%-100%)

N O F C N O F C N O F C HANDS BODY/TRUNK OTHER

Reaching X Sitting X Driving X Pushing/Pulling X Bending X High Elevation X Climbing X Reaching X Unprotected Heights X Throwing X Lifting-30 lbs. X Around Moving Machinery X ARMS Carrying X Driving Automotive Equipment X

Reaching X Jumping X Exposure to Dust, Gases and Fumes X Lifting-30 lbs. X Twisting X Cramped Body Position X Pushing/Pulling X Squatting X Sustained Positions X Carrying X Turning X Noise Levels (Excessive) X Throwing X LEGS/FEET Electrical Hazards X EYES Walking X Slippery Surfaces X Near Vision X Standing X Work Above Ground X Far Vision X Sitting X Work Below Ground X Color Vision X Carrying X Irregular Surfaces X VOICE Climbing X Moving Objects X Talking X Jumping X In High Volume Traffic X EARS Turning X Exposure to Marked Changes in

Hearing X Lifting-30 lbs. X Temperature and Humidity X

Equipment Used

Stethoscope Syringes Penlight Telephone Printer Fax Machine

Page 2 of 4 Measuring Devices Adult/Infant Scales Personal Computer Motor Vehicle Office Equipment Office Furniture

Blood Pressure Cuff BBP Personal Protective Equipment Developmental Testing Equipment Opthalma/Otoscope Health Education/Nutrition Teaching Materials

Shawnee County Position Description Registered Nurse (Nurse-Family Partnership) HA1035, HA1048, HA1049, HA1055

Minimum Qualifications



  • License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas.

  • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

  • CPR Certification.

  • Has a working car.



    Valid Driver's License and able to operate County-owned vehicle (HR-2013-2).

    HR-2013-2: Driving record that shows: No misdemeanor or felony convictions for traffic/vehicular offenses (DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, hit and run, etc.) on the driving record that are less than five (5) years old; No more than two (2) at fault or chargeable accidents on their driving record that are less than five (5) years old; No more than two (2) traffic infractions (speeding, failure to yield right of way, etc.) that are less than one (1) year old.

    Special Requirements



    • Required to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 and Incident Command System (ICS) 100-200 within six (6) months of employment.

    • Required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

    • Required to lift up to thirty (30) pounds.

    • If CPR Certification has lapsed, will be required to renew their Certification within 120 days of employment.

    • Out-of-state travel is required to obtain basic Nurse-Family Partnership training, and training for certification of competence to perform specific Nurse-Family Partnership evaluations.

    • This Position Description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Shawnee County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This Position Description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.



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