TITLE: Community Health Nurse, Family Connects Maryland - Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Family Connects Maryland/Baltimore City
SUMMARY: This position provides short term home visiting to all families with newborns delivering
at Sinai Hospital. The home visiting nurse will support and assess family needs in 12 domains of
physical and psychosocial wellbeing and facilitate referrals and connections to community agencies.
Follow the Family Connects home visiting protocol. Keep records of client observations and
activities as required. Document information for family assessments and program evaluation.
Act as a liaison between Family Connects and Sinai Hospital to ensure that Family Connects
scheduling protocol is followed.
Provide health and physical assessment of mother and baby in the home to determine wellbeing.
Assess family needs in the 12 domains of physical and psychosocial wellbeing, including
depression, substance abuse and domestic violence. Exercise clinical skills in appraising
situations and making decisions.
Establish a trusting relationship with families during home visits to engage families in establishing
a family support plan with goals, objectives and activities.
Apply working knowledge of parent-child interaction, maternal-child health, child development and
child abuse/neglect to help families improve parenting skills, increase parenting support, reduce
stress and address needs of parents.
Maintain 8 open home visit slots and conduct and document at least 6 home visits per week.
Apply effective time management skills, organization and multitasking skills. Documentation is
expected to be completed within 24 hours of the visit.
Meet weekly with the Nurse Supervisor to discuss cases and problem solve issues with program
Completes statistical reports as required.
Attends required staff meetings, training, consultation meetings and conferences.
Participates in agency work teams as assigned.
Other job duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Nurse Supervisor.
Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Current and continual licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland required
2 years’ experience as a registered nurse
Experience working in community-based programs, specifically infant home visiting programs,
Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population
Knowledge of nursing theory, process, practice and procedures
Knowledge of professional nursing standards
Knowledge of community resources and agencies
Acceptance of individual differences
Knowledge of infant and child development
Ability to build trusting relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to speak and write fluent Spanish preferred.
Must be available to work flexible hours Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings to meet
Must be prepared to travel to various program sites, various communities, and partic