Instructor – Clinical Practice, Nurse Home Visitor job with UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS
Instructor – Clinical Practice, Nurse Home Visitor – 28731 Faculty Description The University of Colorado…
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position
Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!
The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program in the client’s home or other community setting. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Position is 70% clinical practice, 20% teaching, and 10% service. The teaching role allows for integration of BSN level nursing students into the NHV service role.
Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here: https://hr.uccs.edu/work-at-uccs.
The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page: https://www.visitcos.com/.
- Provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP program. Adhere to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation. Carry a caseload of up to 20+ clients. Serve as a clinical preceptor for BSN level nursing students during home visits and care conferences. Support policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. As requested/required, participate in community coalition and advisory board activities in support of the NFP. Develop and maintain community relationships to support client referrals. Maintain current CPR certification for adults, children, and infants. Complete all required NFP education. Develop therapeutic relationships, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment. Perform home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines. Follow nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice. Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains. Assist women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes. Provide education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals. Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families. Formulate nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals and evaluate client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes. Plan home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes. Actively engage in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements. Utilize reflective practice in supervisory sessions. Attend and participate in case conferences and team meetings. Provide information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP performance management system. Participate in quality improvement efforts. Perform related duties as assigned or required.
- Understand, support, and coach others in the NFP vision, mission and model, representing the NFP vision, mission and model in actions and verbal to both internal and external customers and colleagues.
- Maintain clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues
- Create, maintain and support a safe environment for open discussion.
- Seek and respond appropriately to feedback.
Responsibilities in College of Nursing:
- Directly teach and evaluate nursing students in the clinical setting.
- Coordinate with lead faculty of clinical courses to design and schedule student experiences.
- Attend faculty meetings at the request of department chair or dean.
- Able to travel to Denver for all face-to-face education sessions.
- Document appropriately Assist in creating a positive work environment that promotes inclusiveness, productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation Elicit and consider differing viewpoints when analyzing issues Excellent written and verbal communication skills, maintaining clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues, creating maintaining and supporting a safe environment for open discussion. Maintain confidentiality Seek and respond appropriately to feedback Basic computer skills Able to travel within El Paso and Teller Counties for home visits, Denver for training
Work Location: Hybrid (10% remote, 90% on-site)
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What We Offer:
Salary Range: Generally starting at $80,000 – $85,500 per year
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
- Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10% Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
This position is dependent on the availability of auxiliary revenues and external grant funding. Funding is currently expected to last one year, though funding has been renewed every year that it has been requested.
Tentative Search Timeline:
- Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 1, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled. The potential dates for virtual interviews with the search committee will be the week of March 13, 2023. The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of April 3, 2023. The potential employee start date is May 2023.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.
- Registered Nurse with active, unencumbered Colorado nursing license or a licensee of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing or health related field within 60 days of hire Current BLS certification Vaccinations current that are required for healthcare providers and up-to-date on COVID vaccination Valid driver’s license and insured automobile that is used for home visits
- Two years of recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, or mental/behavioral nursing Previous teaching experience Home visiting experience
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently required to stand. Employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. Tasks may involve hearing within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 20 pounds.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by March 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 28731). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments – Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts. 4. Proof of being a registered nurse with an active Colorado nursing license or a licensee of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact. 5. Proof of a current BLS certification. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40081 – Beth-El UG Nursing
Posting Date: Jan 26, 2023
Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Teresa Littlefield Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00724440
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