The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship and practice in the health professions, facilitating collaboration for the promotion of a healthy community.
We are seeking applicants for a full-time,12-month appointment as a Clinical Instructor Nurse Supervisor for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. This is an instructor level faculty position in the Clinical Practice Track with 5% teaching, and 95% service. The Nurse Supervisor will work within the local community and lead agency structure to assure that the NFP program is implemented in accordance with established guidelines and contract requirements. The NFP Nurse Supervisor will provide primary support and oversight to the nurse home visitors, and to build and model a strengths-based, client-centered culture. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the implementing agency for this NFP site.
The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.
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Examples of Work Performed:
Staffing and Education
Oversees the recruitment and hiring of all nurse home visitors and administrative data support staff.
Ensures that all staff, including supervisor, attend all required NFP education sessions.
Provides adequate orientation, professional development opportunities for nurse home visitors and support staff.
Assigns client caseloads and monitors nurse home visitor's ability to build and manage caseloads.
Provides reflective supervision and evaluation of nurse home visitors and administrative data support staff.
Coordinates with Nurse Supervisors of other NFP sites to provide continuing education and team-building opportunities for all nurse home visitors.
Coordinates BSN student placement with NHV's in collaboration with the lead faculty for maternal-child and pediatric nursing courses.
Collects, maintains, and updates goals of clinical student experiences; assures input from staff, lead faculty and student evaluations when making changes to any goal or procedure.
Teaching BSN students in collaboration with the NHV's and lead faculty.
May accept one RN to BSN student placement per semester in collaboration with the lead faculty for the public health nursing course for an NFP team project.
Budget and Contracts
Becomes familiar with and actively participates in the preparation and monitoring of the NFP budget to ensure appropriate use of funds.
Plans and expends budget to ensure compliance with fidelity to NFP model and contract agreements.
Plans and expends budget to ensure compliance with UCCS processes.
Submits monthly reports on spending within the UCCS/Concur system.
Tracks all line item expenditures within the FY budget and works with the grant/budget representative to ensure accurate accounting and troubleshooting.
Understands and actively participates in monitoring NFP contract with the agency.
Is proactive with local, state, and national issues that may affect sustainability of program.
Works with Invest in Kids and Medicaid Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to learn and begin billing Medicaid for NFP services as soon as processes are set up and trained to staff by IIK.
Works with the Lane Center Clinical Practice Manager to plan, document, certify, and bill Medicaid based on information and instructions from IIK and HCPF.
Community Awareness, Support and Referrals, and Referral Systems
Actively participates in all NFP community coalition/advisory board meetings.
Develops and maintains community referral sources and implements effective referral process.
Utilizes agency policies and procedures or develops needed policy and procedure to guide implementation.
Ensures that NFP staff have infrastructure of space, computers, furniture, phones, etc.
Develops and maintains appropriate materials for the community and client.
Actively works with community referral sources to streamline or improve referral processes.
Works directly with programs that have an active Memorandum of Understanding regarding NFP and Prenatal Plus combined enrollment and billing.
Oversees the data coordinator role and input of community referrals, maintenance of all data platforms, and plans for improvement of coordination between the two county sites.
Oversees the marketing committee and NHV's who present to outside referrals sources.
Quality Improvement and Evaluation
Oversees and ensures timely and accurate data input and utilization of the web-based reports and other reports available through NFP.
Utilizes NFP quality and fidelity reports to plan quality improvement strategies.
Ensures implementation of quality improvement strategies.
Develops methods for ongoing assessment of staff development needs.
Evaluates implementing agency outcomes and interventions.
Works proactively with the IIK NFP nurse consultant to support NHV's, improve outcomes, and/or change processes as needed.
Writes the IIK/Colorado Progress Report yearly and as indicated by funders.
Create and Maintain NFP Culture
Ability to maintain relationships based on trust, support and growth with team colleagues and community members.
Ability to focus on a strengths-based model of nursing
Develops NFP site specific procedure manual and updates as needed.
Ensures that NFP nurse home visitors utilize principles and concepts of motivational interviewing, coaching and reflective practice.
Develops and implements regular reflective practice supervision within the program and conduct field visits.
Provides regular case conferences and team meetings as recommended by NFP.
Effectively assists nurse home visitors in analyzing complex problems and case situations.
Provides NFP coaching /mentoring for NHV's with problematic/complex cases.
Coordinates services with the Mental Health Consultant to attend case conferences and provide individual NHV support as necessary.
Supports and educates staff on professional boundaries and therapeutic relationships as needed.
Carries a caseload of up to 5 clients.
Maintains current CPR Certification for adults, children, and infants.
Responsibilities in Department of Nursing
May directly and/or indirectly teach and evaluate nursing students.
Coordinates with lead faculty of clinical courses to design and schedule student experiences.
Attends faculty meetings at the request of department chair.
Follows all University of Colorado Colorado Springs employee policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to work with diverse populations, communities and organizations.
Excellent writing and communications skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Attention to detail and quality improvement skills.
Ability to work on a team
Master's Degree or higher in Nursing or MS/MA or higher in a related field - Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Public Health, or Health Care Administration
Registered Nurse with an active, unencumbered Colorado nursing license or eligibility for a Colorado license.
2 years of Nurse Family Partnership or other evidenced based home visiting program experience as a Nurse Home Visitor or Supervisor
1 year experience supervising/managing autonomous nursing personnel
Experience in public/community health, including home visitation
Provided maternal/child health services, particularly in community setting
Previous experience within psychiatric nursing
Program management and marketing experience
Previous experience with an evidenced-based research model implementation desired
Public speaking experience
Experience in working with poverty and community supports
Basic understanding of adult learning theories, motivational interviewing, and poverty related barriers
Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and general computer proficiency
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