Nurse Home Visitor
Nurse Home Visitor
MIRH Newborn Home Visiting
This vacancy has now expired.
ONLY PERMANENT EMPLOYEES IN THE TITLE AND THOSE THAT ARE REACHABLE ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST OF TITLE – EXAM NO. 0165 ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is expanding home visiting in NYC and streamlining how providers, organizations, and community residents can access quality home-visiting services. The goal is to improve maternal and child health and well-being by matching families’ assessed risks to evidence-based (EB) or evidence-generating (EG) home visiting (HV) models that are most appropriate for them based on their needs, and to connect them to other resources as needed. Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities create disparate outcomes in certain neighborhoods as compared with the rest of the city, and providing services beginning in the prenatal through postpartum period is vital to improving these outcomes. In addition, recent attention to inequities in maternal morbidity and mortality, especially in New York City, points to the need for more respectful maternity care and greater agency for people during childbirth, both of which the program’s staff will facilitate, in partnership with community stakeholders. DOHMH’s New Family Home Visits (NFHV) program will serve families from pregnancy through the postpartum period. NFHV incorporates a strong mental-health and chronic-disease focus, including screening for diabetes, hypertension, maternal depression, and anxiety, along with referrals to needed services. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate leadership and is able to inspire, influence, and enable others to achieve a specific mission and meet program goals.
1. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices;
2. A license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Public Health Nurse. Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Public Health Nurse. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take the examination, and/or to perform the essential functions of the job.
SPECIAL NOTE B
For assignment to Assignment Levels II and III, in addition to meeting the Qualification Requirements described above, individuals must meet the supervisory level qualification requirements set forth in Section 11.42 of the New York State Sanitary Code.
Minimum Qual Requirements: Possession of a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse is required. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment. Preferred Skills: Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills. Experience in public health, particularly in maternal & child health, breastfeeding and/or early childhood development. Fluent in English and Spanish or French. Additional Information: Must follow all safety, security, Blood-borne pathogen exposure, infection control, and hazardous materials policies and procedures to assure a safe environment for staff and students. This includes using personal protective wear, good hand hygiene, and adhering to sharps safety procedures. Special Note: Individual must be able to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: A motor Vehicle Driver’s license valid in the State of New York may be required for certain assignments. If required, this license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
New York City Residency is not required for this position
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Civil service title
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
Nurse Home Visitor
Number of positions
42-09 28th Street