Ø Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to assess and address supervisory and clinical programmatic needs of Colorado NFP sites, including: • Assess on an ongoing basis, the knowledge and skill needs of NFP Supervisors and Nurse Home Visitors as they impact the successful implementation of all aspects of the NFP program and make recommendations to NFP Program Director and sites on ways to address those needs.
• Providing expert clinical and problem-solving consultation along with required timely documentation of consultation whether on-site, telephone or email.
• Facilitating the process of obtaining the appropriate response or other solutions for programmatic questions and concerns.
• Analyzing Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) reports, quarterly reports, annual evaluation reports and other relevant data for use by IIK staff and local sites.
• Assisting sites to develop strategies to adhere to fidelity and to achieve outcomes.
• Deliver and/or arrange training to address knowledge and skill development needs of NFP Nurse Home Visitors as they relate to the NFP model, including use of NFP Guidelines and Facilitators, Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) and other tools.
• Contributing to general NFP growing body of knowledge whether through developing trainings, documents or other.
• Supporting Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives and assisting in the implementation of local QI strategies as appropriate.
Ø Work with the CCT to define and monitor site-specific objectives and strategies to assure that NFP contract and program expectations are successfully achieved.
Ø Assist the NFP Program Director to liaison with Colorado NFP sites and the NFP National Service Office on clinical aspects of program implementation, evaluation and QI.
Ø Provide clinical input and support to planning of state/regional meetings of NFP staff; provide leadership in development and implementation of regional and state meetings of NFP supervisors and data entry staff.
Ø Participate in CCT meetings as directed by the NFP Program Director and provide detailed feedback from Colorado NFP sites as well as input/guidance as indicated on clinical aspects of program implementation in Colorado.
Ø Provide consultation to NFP sites to address issues related to nursing shortage and preparation and impact on NFP, Medicaid reimbursement issues, professional development and QI development, etc.
Ø Represent IIK/NFP in speaking at local coalition/advisory meeting, conferences, committees and other meetings throughout the state and country.
Ø Work with local sites to assess the need for additional specialty clinical nurse consultation.
Ø Assist in the writing/reviewing appropriate sections of relevant reports, grants and other documents for funders, policy makers and other stakeholders.
Ø Accurately represent and model the competencies necessary to serve in NFP Nurse Home Visitor and Supervisor roles, and the professional development needs of the Colorado NFP nurses.
Ø Integrate the Nurse Consultant Assessment of Competency into professional development planning.
The Nurse Consultant for IIK also contributes to IIK’s mission by assisting the Executive Director and NFP Program Director in developing and implementing strategies for continuous quality improvement for IIK as an organization. In addition, the Nurse Consultant is expected to perform other tasks as the occasion arises as directed by the NFP Program Director.
Ø Familiarity with issues of nursing professionalism, including the Nurse Practice Act and other accepted standards governing the practice of nursing.
Ø A strong working knowledge of NFP model, theories and delivery.
Ø Familiarity with agencies/programs impacting implementation of NFP in local sites and with public health principles and realities.
Ø The ability to mentor people, especially nursing supervisors.
Ø Current knowledge of theories, research and “trends” on pregnancy, infancy and child development.
Ø The ability to understand research and evaluation terminology and communicate with researchers and evaluators.
Ø The ability to identify and develop Continuous Quality Improvement Plans.
Ø The ability to develop, review and synthesize reports.
Ø Proven skills in writing and oral presentations, both for peer audiences and non-technical audiences.
Ø The ability to understand, analyze, synthesize and communicate to sites data and reports.
Ø Excellent organizational skills.
Ø The ability to manage time and set priorities.
Ø Comfort working with diverse organizations and individuals.
Ø The ability to compose correspondence and reports.
Ø A good sense of humor.
Ø Great attention for detail.
Ø Prefer MSN, BSN will be considered based on other experience.
Ø Prefer NFP supervisory experience.
Ø Experience in actual delivery of NFP model strongly preferred.
Ø Clinical expertise in nursing, preferably public health and maternal/child health.
Ø Experience in implementing programs and using data to improve practice.
Ø Experience in teaching/mentoring other nurses.