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Health Services Coordinator

Company: Community Action Partne
Location: Barrington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description *Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is mandating the COVID-19 vaccination upon employment. You must provide proof of vaccination on the first day of employment GENERAL DESCRIPTIONThe Health Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of health services to children and families participating in the Head Start (HS) / Early Head Start (EHS) / Healthy Families of America (HFA) home visiting programs, as well as the Child Care Partnership and Comprehensive Family Wellness programs according to set performance standards and program requirements. He/she acts as a resource to families and staff on an ongoing basis. QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or other related field.
  • Licensed as an R.N. or L.P.N. in the state of New Hampshire or compact state preferred but not required.
  • Current CPR/1st aid certification. Ability to become CPR/1st aid program trainer.
  • Current Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or ability to become certified.
  • Current Certified Infant Massage Educator (CIME) or ability to become certified.
  • Computer literate; able to enter and track data.
  • Ability to organize and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with young children, families with low income, coworkers, and community service providers.
  • Ability to effectively screen children for vision, hearing, blood pressure, HGB, height and weight.
  • Ability to perform an accurate newborn assessment.
  • Must have a reliable source of transportation with insurance (100/300 liability minimum), to be used in fulfilling responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provides education, training and resources in the areas of health, nutrition and prenatal care to program participants and staff (e.g. nebulizer, epi-pen, inhalers, medication administration, etc.). Conducts annual blood borne pathogen and universal precautions training for staff.
    • Reviews for accuracy and thoroughness, health information for the Program Information Report (PIR) as entered by Home Visitors and Family Advocates.
    • Assists Early Head Start home visitors with the provision of an educational program and assurance of appropriate prenatal care for pregnant women with the goal of a healthy pregnancy outcome.
    • Ensures that all families receive information regarding available health, dental and nutrition programs through the EHS Home Visitors.
    • Provides home visits to enrolled prenatal women providing support and follow-up as needed.
    • Conducts post-partum / newborn home visits. Administers screening for maternal depression using the Edinburgh tool. Provides breastfeeding support and resources as appropriate addressing topics such as nutrition, smoking cessation, environmental tobacco smoke, depression, family planning, etc. Conducts joint visits with home visiting staff thereafter when appropriate and requested by the parent or staff.
    • Makes home visits to address any health issues for children enrolled in home-based programs.
    • Responsible for care and upkeep of screening equipment.
    • Responsible for oral health screenings on newborns and newly enrolled EHS children.
    • Assists Family Advocates and Home Visitors with growth, oral, hearing and vision screenings for all children ages 3 and over.
    • Provides screenings on any child age 3 and over, if not completed during physical examination.
    • Provides and/or coordinates for onsite clinics as needed to meet program standards.
    • Screens each child for health status. Facilitates Individual Health Plan meetings as needed, recommending appropriate actions for identified health problems and generating appropriate paperwork for each child. Ensures all needed authorizations are in place. Coordinates appropriate follow ups according to this plan.
    • Participates in active supervision of children, following active supervision policies and procedures, as appropriate.
    • Uses agencies Data Entry System to monitor and ensure EPDST schedules are up to date. If schedule is not current, works with the Home Visitor/Family Advocate to facilitate a plan to bring EPDST up to date.
    • Provides emergency health care and first aid and coordinates emergency services as needed.
    • Monitors administration of all medications according to child care licensing standards.
    • Monitors and requests replenishment of necessary health and medical supplies.
    • Assists in creating opportunities for meaningful parent involvement.
    • Plans Health Advisory Committee meetings.
    • Completes the annual New Hampshire Childcare Immunization survey each fall.
    • Prepare Monthly Health Services report. Distribute report to Management Team as needed. Distribute findings to home visitors and family advocates and their manager / supervisor.
    • Attend State Health and Nutrition Managers' meetings as other priorities permit.
    • Pursues ongoing professional development related to health services and program requirements.
    • Constructively utilizes formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services. This includes active participation in supervision, team meetings and agency meetings.
    • Any other duties assigned by the Population Health Manager for the benefit of the program and/or agency.
    • Monitors illness and disease states of program participants within the facilities and coordinates care and reporting as required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Not applicable GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
        • Respects confidentiality of information about agency staff, personnel issues, and other program operations.
          • Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
            • Plan, assign, coordinate, organize and prioritize work.
            • Models direct, positive, honest, and respectful behavior in every aspect of work with children, families, staff and community members.
            • Energetically engages people, issues and work.
            • Applies the highest ethical standards to themselves and others on a daily basis.
            • Supports other in their efforts to be productive and effective and succeed in work and life.
            • Actively participates in teambuilding, which includes sharing ideas and mutual support of team members.
            • Consistently uses interpersonal skills that are appropriate for individual styles, personalities, cultures, the nature of the work, and the environment in which the work is being done.
            • Practices honest, respectful and direct communication as well as active listening.

Keywords: Community Action Partne, New England , Health Services Coordinator, Healthcare , Barrington, Northeast

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