Community Health Nurse

Position Summary: This full-time (40 hours per week) position is responsible for providing medical/health expertise to the Nurture KC’s Kansas City Healthy Start (KCHS) program. This role will work to identify women at high risk for maternal mortality and infant mortality and those with gaps in care in order to assist in navigating them to the care needed to deliver a healthy baby.

The Community Health Nurse is also responsible for identifying healthcare obstacles in the community, provide health education and promotes healthy habits; to encourage community members to take charge of their own health. Develops new models of healthcare delivery; reducing barriers to care through dynamic partnerships with a focus on health maintenance and illness prevention. The Community Health Nurse also coordinates our Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program including facilitating the Community Review Team and Community Action Team.

Role & Responsibilities:

Direct Service to KCHS Participants:

  • Provide health-focused education and training to KCHS participants in a community/home-visiting setting and/or office;
  • Serve as a resource for medical/health information and referrals for care coordination teams;
  • Discuss health care plans and goals with program participants. May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment;
  • Participate in and provide health-related information for safe sleep;
  • Participate in and provide health-related information at/for breast feeding activities;
  • Provides service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational, and safety needs;
  • Submit data/reports for the KCHS program participants as required;
  • Captures, evaluates and reports outcome measures to assure evidence based standards are adhered to;
  • Submit all reports in a timely manner.

Fetal Infant Mortality Review:

  • Coordinate the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Community Review Team and Community Action Team;
  • Abstracting fetal and infant charts for review by FIMR;
  • Developing case summaries for fetal and infant death to be reviewed by the KC-FIMR Case Review Team (CRT);
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the leadership of the KC-FIMR collaborative partners including the state and local health departments and local Medical Examiner;
  • Finding, contacting and interviewing the mother who has experienced the loss of a fetus or infant;
  • Assure bereavement support is offered to mothers;
  • Maintain relationships with:

Missouri Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR), Jackson County Child Fatality Review, Missouri Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Learning and Action Network, Missouri Hospital Association, National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention

Community Outreach:

  • Provide health related resource and education information at community education events;
  • Participate in Health Fair and other Nurture KC/KCHS and Community activities as needed;
  • Develops and follows project plans for all community health events and initiatives to define project scope, budget, stakeholders, audience and schedules;
  • Maintains current knowledge related to the applicable statutes, regulations, guidelines and standards necessary to perform job duties in accordance with the requirements of the Corporate Compliance Plan.  Complies with the requirements of the Code of Conduct, Corporate Compliance Plan and Compliance Policies and Procedures, including training requirements.  Participates in compliance activities under the direction of the Department Manager and Corporate Compliance Officer;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • RN licensed in the state of Kansas and Missouri.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; mastery of public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize coaching, motivational interviewing, and solution-oriented theory.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work independently.
  • Knowledge of community or public health nursing and practices.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license and appropriate automobile insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-Lingual – Spanish/English
  • Certified Diabetes Educator preferred
  • Well coaches, ACSM HFS, and/or CHES certification(s) preferred

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Tracy Russell, Executive Director at No phone calls please.

The salary range is $80,000 – $85,000 annually.

Benefits provided with the position include health, life and long-term disability with all premiums for the employee (only) paid by the organization.  Other benefits include dental, vision, retirement, flexible spending account for health and child-care expenses, retirement and up to 6 weeks PTO accrued annually.

Nurture KC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

EEO is the Law English Version
EEO is the Law Spanish Version

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