Public Health Nurse, Health Promotion Council

Posted by Public Health Management Corporation on October 17, 2016


Health Promotion Council

Position Type: Non-exempt Annual Salary
Accountability: Reports to Assistant Director, Family Services
Location: 1500 Market Street; Frequent travel required throughout Eastern PA

The Public Health Nurse will provide home visiting services to families with technology assisted children and training to home health professionals serving these families through HPC’s Technology-Assisted Children’s Home Program. The PHN will provide individualized health education, promote health and medical care literacy and provide medical system navigation services for individuals and families in the Eastern PA region. Through referrals from health systems and community organizations, the PHN assesses, coordinates, refers and evaluates health needs for children with special needs. The PHN will be responsible for intakes of the most medically fragile children into the program. The PHN collaborates with health care, social service, and other agencies to function as an advocate and liaison between families, promoting healthy communication. The PHN will also be responsible for capacity building of home health professionals and school nurses to more effectively provide comprehensive services to technology-assisted children. This position will have both frequent contact with enrolled families, and internal project responsibilities, thus requiring strong time management skills as well as strong oral and written communication. This position will require travel throughout the Eastern Pennsylvania, a license and access to a reliable vehicle with current registration, and current auto insurance. Some evening and weekend work, as well as some overnight travel required.


• Serves as an advocate and stabilizes children and families with emphasizes on health services
• Conducts home visits to assess actual and potential health hazards, develops individual and community based plans of care, provides health education and promotion services, and provides follow-up visits with families
• Establishes and maintains linkages with community health, social service, education and legal service agencies, and other support services through effective communication between TACHP staff, community members and TACHP partners
• Participates with TACHP staff in coordinating referral and services for high risk children and families
• Maintains accurate records and observes HIPAA requirements; generates data and reports appropriately; evaluates the effectiveness of service

Intake Activities
• Conducts initial contact call with most medically fragile families
• Makes service delivery determination for each client based on pre-services survey and clinical judgment
• Conducts in-home intake with a portion of clients (level 2 and 3)
• Supports Assistant Director with monitoring and scheduling
• Sends letters with appointment confirmation to client homes. Confirm in-home intake appointments with clients via phone

Case Navigation Activities
• Carries a caseload of 20 cases of the most medically fragile children
• Serves as an advocate and stabilize children and families with emphasis on health services
• Conducts home visits to assess actual and potential health hazards, develops individual and community based plans of care and provides follow up visits based on designated case level
• Provides direct education and training to school nurses and home health professionals
• Assists participating families to access appropriate health services
• Meets participants in various locations, including doctor’s office, home, schools and community locations
• Develops formal communication protocols for individual families and health care professionals working directly with the child; doctors, specialists, nurses, school nurses, home care professionals, MCOs/insurance companies
• Attends all required meetings and trainings, including active participation in Eastern PA consortium, Home Health -Professional training and advisory committee meetings
• Prepares and maintain records, reports and/or test data on participating children
• Maintains contact with participating clients via phone, email, mail, home visits, videoconference; as appropriate
• Equips families with emergency preparedness response strategies through co-development of individualized preparedness plans
• Communicates formally on a weekly basis with Assistant Director

Capacity Building Activities
• Develops, coordinates, and conducts two multi-day group-based and two multi-day web-based workshops for home health professionals throughout Eastern PA annually with support of TACHP staff and project partners
• Provides support to the evaluation partner to assess the effectiveness of the workshops
• Work alongside the Assistant Director and project partner to develop the coordinate for the Eastern PA Special Needs Consortium and Advisory Committee meetings
• Develops a professional network of school nurses and home health professionals
• Provides health related mentorship to TACHP staff for the benefit of enrolled clients

Leadership Activities
• Assists in the development of new approaches to improve program delivery, content, and/or evaluation implementation
• Attends local and regional meetings and trainings, as needed
• Coordinates with Assistant Director to assure goals and deadlines are met

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