Employer: Riley County
Job Title: Maternal Child Health Home Visitor
Salary: $15.14 Hourly
RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH HOME VISITOR (MCHHV)
Division: Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program
Status: Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: Full time position to provide support and information to each mother/family visited, serving as a screener in identifying potential problems to be referred to other professionals. The MCHHV will provide information, education, initiate referrals and assist with accessing community systems of care. Works as a team player with Maternal Child Health (MCH) staff and other professionals within the Community. Schedules and makes frequent home visits. Completes written/data entry reports. Must be nonjudgmental, aware of professional boundaries and safety issues, organized and able to work independently.
- Visit each mother/family currently expecting a baby or that has an infant less than 12 months of age to provide friendly support, education and link to resources as needed. Conduct return visits for ongoing education and support to families as determined by the MCH Supervisor.
- Maintain current knowledge of community resources, nutrition, breastfeeding, healthy home environments, safe sleep for infants, and other safety and health issues that relate to perinatal conditions.
- Make appropriate referrals to local resources. Promote home visiting services to at-risk families and refer to Maternal Child Health Social Worker for formal evaluation.
- Provide families with a resource list and parent education topics as appropriate.
- Develop and revise a base curriculum used for each prenatal and postpartum visit as well as develop and revise local policy and procedures for the MCHHV service, Becoming a Mom® program and other policy and procedures assigned by the MCH Supervisor.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value system and behavior norms. Works with culturally diverse families and is culturally sensitive and appropriate.
- Seek client referrals from Health Department, Women’s Health Group, Irwin Army Hospital, Via Christi Labor and Delivery, Department of Children and Families, Parents as Teachers, etc.
- Participate in the Becoming a Mom® Classes and is responsible for developing class schedules and updating new or existing curriculum as needed.
- Participate in community collaboration and local coordination of services for families served.
- Provide education and outreach to other Community organizations to strengthen the understanding of the role of the MCHHV. This includes, developing and updating a written outreach plan.
- Promote and market the MCHHV service as well as other MCH services.
- Participate in Health Department and/or community collaborations for quality improvement of services offered to families. Functions appropriately with long-term, ongoing projects.
- Establish and maintain personal/ programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
- Document all contacts/visits in a timely, objective and accurate manner (no later than 24 hours following the visit). Knowledge of data entry. Client demographics and service/encounter data must be entered via DAISEY (Data Application and Integration Solutions for the Early Years) system and electronic medical record.
- Participate in emergency response health department efforts.
- Conform to HIPAA privacy regulations specific to position held. The healthy start home visitor creates and records PHI. Has authority to use the following categories of PHI for treatment purposes: demographics, scheduling, reports and medical notes. Disclosures are only allowed as necessary for treatment to providers and/or Business Associates or as required by law. Does not have authority to access PHI for payment or health care (non-treatment) operations. Interacts with the following departments for allowable access to PHI: M&I, WIC.
- Participate in training workshops to include orientation, initial training requirements and annual/ongoing training requirements.
- Attend MCH staff meetings weekly and RCHD staff meetings monthly or as needed. Attend other meetings as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, community health, early childhood, or other related field. RN license preferred. Education or experience in Maternal Child Health, Public Health, Labor and Delivery, Medical Assistant, etc. is required.
License(s)/Certification(s): Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Experience: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and/or personal breast feeding experience preferred. Must have experience delivering support and education services. Must possess at least one year medical office experience. Experience with the operation of specialized office equipment, particularly computers is required.
Skills: Demonstrated ability in typing and knowledge of basic or commonly-used office rules, procedures and operations. Must possess good communication skills and be able to work with diverse clientele. Must have ability to work with the public. Must understand and demonstrate basic computer skills. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.
Supervisory Controls: The employee plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in the work assignment in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted practices.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Guidelines: Procedures for doing the work have been established and a number of specific guidelines are available.
Complexity: The decision regarding what needs to be done depends upon the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives.
Scope and Effect of Work: The work involves the execution of specific rules, regulations, or procedures and typically comprises a complete segment of an assignment or project of broader scope.
Personal Contacts: The personal contacts are with employees in the same agency, and outside the immediate organization. People contacted generally are engaged in different functions and kinds of work performed for the county. Also a substantial number of contacts are made with members of the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: The purpose is to obtain, clarify or give facts or information regardless of the nature of those facts. The facts or information may range from the easily understood to the highly technical. Distributing and providing educational information is included.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms; talk and hear with both ears. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color identification.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal noise level. Public health facility requires a non-smoker.
Approved: Date: (Supervisor)
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirement of the job change.
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