Maternal Child Health Registered Nurse

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Program: 
Wind River Family and Community Healthcare
Wage/Salary: 
Negotiable
Opening: 
February 2, 2017
Closing: 
Open Continually

Summary: Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Maternal Child Health (MCH) Registered Nurse (RN). Wind River Family & Community Health Care provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The MCH RN serves as a member of the nursing team at the Wind River Family & Community Health Care Center, located in Arapahoe, Wyoming.
This position will provide Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) to pregnant women and infants in collaboration with outreach workers to include home and clinic visits, identifying needs, and providing support in a number of areas including psycho-social, physical and nutrition. The MCH RN will collaborate with other clinical staff to establish a referral system to identify pregnant women and families who would benefit from services of the Family Spirit Program. The MCH RN will work with the care team to identify risks and concerns and develop a collaborative plan of care patients, their families, and their providers. The employee has medical knowledge and skills for completing relative patient care assignments. Works closely with other members of the nursing team for further development of clinical nursing skills and professional judgment.
Provides the full range of MCH nursing services at the Wind River Family & Community Health Care Center, including participation in obstetric clinic services, participation in monthly MCH team meetings, and case management services.
Completes comprehensive well child exams for children on the project from birth to age three with assistance from the MCH team, including documentation in the Electronic Health Record, obtaining an accurate history, and recording as appropriate. Submits reports for MCH programs, meets with Project Coordinators, and attends meetings as necessary in order to ensure compliance and discuss accomplishments, challenges, concerns and plans for project activities.
Serves as assigned on any established committee/ team primarily for nursing input and improved patient care. Will actively participate in clinical nursing staff meeting, clinic flow, projects assigned, and activities. Provides MCH-related content supervision and assistance for coordinators and outreach workers. Performs home visits for assessment of infants.
Required to maintain BLS and other skills necessary for competence (e.g., ACLS, TNCC, PALS, etc.). Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to clinic and departmental safety regulations. Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills, following appropriate lines of authority (chain of command). Communicates with patients, families and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions, and to ensure safe patient care.

Knowledge Required:
Knowledge of and ability to apply professional nursing principles, practices, procedures, and techniques to outpatients with a wide variety of conditions from pediatrics to geriatrics.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of the psychosocial effects on patients within the outpatient setting who have multifaceted problems; of communication techniques to establish rapport and facilitate cooperation and patient compliance in patient education. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to react swiftly in emergency situations.

Education and/or Experience:
Registered Nurse with current R.N. license in the State of Wyoming. BSN preferred but not required. This is a required driver position. The MCH RN must possess a valid Wyoming driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Must be willing to work with community interdisciplinary team and promote cooperation and positive interactions. Able to work independently, confident in assessment skills, and when to send for further medical attention.
One year or more professional experience in obstetrics, prenatal health management, pediatrics and community health preferred. Previous experience working with Tribal Community Health or relevant experience with a Native population preferred

Personal Attributes:
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentially and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.