Health Services Coordinator
Company: Community Action Partne
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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
- Current Certified Infant Massage Educator (CIME) or ability to
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Assists in creating opportunities for meaningful parent
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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