Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • 25-Oct-2021 to 24-Dec-2021 (CST)
  • Maternal Health
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide services to families with high-risk infants identified by APORS; infants diagnosed with a high-risk condition after newborn hospital discharge; and/or infants and children at medical risk and/or environmental risk.

Provide health assessments, nutrition and breastfeeding education and case management services to pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women and children up to the age of five. The mission of the WIC and FCM Program is to safeguard the health of low income women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and referrals to healthcare.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

HRIF NURSE

  • Obtain health history
  • Complete assessments (physical and developmental) at required intervals. Assessments may be completed in the Clinic, infants home or another designated location (such as daycare or home of relative).
  • Developmental screenings of infants at specified ages and provision of anticipatory guidance teaching.
  • Focused teaching on the high-risk condition(s) of the infant.
  • Referral to appropriate community resources and services based on a thorough assessment of the infant/family's needs including medical, social, and support resources.
  • Assistance in obtaining ongoing pediatric primary including well-child visits, immunizations, and specialty medical care based on the infant's condition.
  • Documentation per guidelines.

Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Education

  • Conduct and interpret screenings and provide referrals as needed.
  • Assess nutritional status and special needs of women, infants and children from health records, dietary assessments and knowledge of community nutrition issues.
  • Tailor food package to meet participant needs and issue benefits in IWIC.
  • Counseling
    • Review previous case notes and comment on previous goal and nutrition plan.
    • Encourage and promote breastfeeding by providing needed support and referring to the BF Peer Counselor and/or IBCLC.
    • Assist client in positive change utilizing open ended questions, active and reflective listening.
    • Encourage client to set goals and document in case notes.
  • Nutritional Education
    • Education to be done after assessments are completed.
    • Establish a rapport with client.
    • Education offered category specific and based upon participant's needs and current guidance from USDA.
    • Provide educational opportunities for participants in the form of classes, demonstrations or provide handouts.
    • Schedule upcoming secondary education or appropriate appointment for client.
    • Cert visit education.
  • Maintain timely and accurate client files, case notes, and reporting records.
  • Document assessments, evaluations, counselling and referrals in case notes.
  • Document any changes to risk factors or priorities in case notes.
  • Complete all required screens in the computer program.
  • Request and ensure that immunizations and well-child visits are entered into the computer system.
  • Document medically prescribed formula and formula food package changes.

Family Case Management

  • Complete the required Family Case Management assessments.
  • Provide face to face services and ongoing assistance to families to remove barriers to receiving ongoing preventive health care services.
  • Provide education about the importance of child health including appropriate immunizations and screenings.
  • Refer the participant to appropriate providers within the community for services needed.
  • Complete a comprehensive needs assessment and care plan within 45 days of successful contact.
  • Ensure at least one home visit to assigned pregnant women and infants is conducted.
  • Update care plan after each contact.
  • Maintain a tracking system for each family to ensure adequate coordination of care and timely home visits.
  • Provide education and documentation on the Reproductive Life Plan and pregnancy education for all active women enrolled in Case Management.

Recordkeeping and Documentation

  • Maintain timely and accurate client files, case notes, and reporting records.
  • Document assessments, evaluations, and counselling in case notes.
  • Document any changes to risk factors or priorities in case notes.
  • Complete all required screens in the computer program.
  • Follow up and encourage clients to stay up to date with immunizations and well-child visits.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops as assigned.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with policies, performance standards and the agency's Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and maintain friendly and respectful relations with staff, children and families.
  • Be a contributory team member in a positive/productive manner.
  • Maintain HIPAA and confidentiality policy.
  • Participate in WIC/FCM Outreach activities as needed.
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