Overview The Nurse Advisor Program to the Department of Human Services (DHS) provides assessment, data, nursing medical advice and clarification of medical terms, assigned visits with clients and family members, and other case related information as requested by DHS Case Workers concerning high risk reported cases of suspected neglect/abuse, failure to thrive situations, severe bodily injury cases. The position additionally provides assessment and evaluation of infants and children ages 0-6. Early intervention and assessment by social and medical professional in cases that are reported to DHS are essential to ensure the safety and well-being of children and to determine needed services through a team of professionals on a case specific basis are vital for the best possible outcomes for children and youth, and families.
Responsibilities Specifically, this position:
Performs assessment of the newborns/children, assist with nutritional assessments - weights, feedings/eating times and patterns of these age groups. Performs ASQ assessments and normal growth and development knowledge of these age groups. Attends home visits with Case Worker or independently. Contributes essential client/family information at meetings with other professional to assess case and make recommendations. Evaluates and promotes client/family care and safety plans put in place by Case Workers. Completes detailed/thorough documentation following encounters, calls, referrals, and other client related information. Submits required documentation, forms to DHS and the Health Dept. by appropriate due dates. Responds to calls, emails, text, in a timely manner during work hours and after work hours according to needs/requests expressed in communication. Will be assigned clients in the above 6 yr. old range, i.e. teens with diabetes, school age children, families with reported/confirmed domestic violence, substance abuse cases.
To view the full job description, visit https://www.larimer.org/hr/careers/job- descriptions.
The ideal candidate will: Have knowledge of resources in Larimer County (if a resident). Have experience with Maternal Child Health high risk clients. Have experience working with a team of professional and independently. Have Lactation Counseling experience. Have experience in pediatric nursing. Have experience and/or trainings related to substance abuse. Have experience/trainings involving reported and confirmed neglect and/or abuse. Have experience/trainings relating to Failure to Thrive. Have experience/trainings relating to Lactation Counseling. Have experience/trainings relating to behavioral health/pregnancy related depression/Anxiety Mood disorders. Have experience working with high risk clients/families. Be open and respectful. Honor team members time and positions. Contribute to a team and be willing to assist other team members with program outreach and other program activities. Be patient and a good listener. Be timely in replying to requests for information and assistance.
Qualifications All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college required. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Colorado required. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible nursing experience with some responsibility for assisting in program development required. Preferred prior experience in specific nursing program relevant to the role they will perform. Maintain continuing education hours as required by the Department, and obtain certificates/training necessary for specific programs required. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, CPR certification required. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License required.
Benefits For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.
Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions: Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits. Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account Short and Long Term Disability. Employee Assistance Program Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Accident Insurance Critical Illness Insurance Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match. 457(b) Deferred Compensation. Paid time off including vacation, sick and holidays.
To view information on Larimer County's Benefits, visit https://www.larimer.org/hr/benefits.
Supplemental Information Standard work week is part time, 8 am to 5 pm. Additional after hours case sensitive meetings with clients/families and other professionals may be required, emergency cases may require a weekend or evening response.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.
Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.