Basic Purpose of the Job: Provides oversight and coordination of the Grow with Me Program to ensure continuity of care and resources to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) patients and their caregivers. Essential Functions of the Job:Coordinates Grow With Me (GWM) Program:
Establish and maintains systems to insure the effective & efficient management of Children’s Hospital GWM Program.
Establish and maintain referral base with community hospital(s) and addiction/recovery programs with the purpose of making contact with mother’s prenatally with a high probability of delivering infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
Collaborate with the NICU’s NAS multidisciplinary team to establish a supportive and effective relationship with the patient/family/caregiver in the inpatient setting and educates them to the GWM Coordinator role and provide emotional support including information necessary for informed decision making.
Empowers parents to self-advocate for patient and navigate the healthcare system.
Maintains contact with family/caregiver and home health team members following discharge to assist in identifying barriers and assist patient/family/caregiver to make their follow-up appointments.
Organize and oversee the coordination of the clinic schedule and interdisciplinary team to provide appropriate screenings and referrals as indicated.
Demonstrates ability to engage family /caregiver in an ongoing therapeutic alliance builds on family strengths to enhance competence and recognizes possible barriers to this process. Identifies resistance and/or noncompliance and intervenes to minimize or prevent adverse outcomes.
Collaborate with leaders in program development, supporting change and adapting to meet program goals. Continuum of Care:
Demonstrates knowledge of individual and family addiction issues, family systems, and infant and early childhood mental health and development.
Demonstrates understanding of infant brain development, stress response and ACES (Adverse childhood experiences) and toxic stress on the child and family.
Supports medical follow up & secondary interventions for high-risk infants and children. Assists patients and their families/caregivers in navigating complicated bureaucracies, processes and treatments. Quality Improvement (QI):
Leads the GWM Program team in initiating, developing, implementing, monitoring, and measuring quality improvement processes.
Communicates QI work throughout the organization.
Reviews program specific data with GWM program team and Children’s leadership team to identify improvement areas. Outreach:
Participates in federal, state, and private stakeholder meetings and other programmatic activities as needed.
Designated as a resource specialist in this area.
Collaborates with community-based multidisciplinary teams (including CPS & law enforcement) and proactively develops relationships with community agencies.
Minimum Education: Bachelors degree required in Nursing, Health Administration, or other health related field. Masters preferred.
Minimum Work Experience: 2-4 years related experience
Required Licenses/Certifications for position: Yes, if RN: Tennessee licensure required.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Strong leadership skills including organizational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Self-starter that will take initiative. Ability to set priorities and make decisions of a complex nature. Interacts and works effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
At East Tennessee Children's Hospital, we are leading the way to healthy children through exceptional, comprehensive family-centered care, wellness and education. Our 152-bed hospital is certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville is a private, in...dependent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center that has served children since 1937. Children's Hospital offers a variety of exciting job opportunities in many different areas throughout our pediatric medical center. Our employment opportunities include a wide range of jobs in clinical areas such as nursing, rehabilitation therapy, pharmacy, social work, laboratory services, and respiratory care, as well as support roles in food and nutrition, environmental services and clerical positions. Our unique, family-centered care environment includes nursing opportunities in the following pediatric subspecialties: general medical and surgical services, oncology, emergency department, level III NICU, PICU, surgery, home health, and more! Nurses at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital play such a critical role in fulfilling our mission and we couldn’t do it without the help of our experienced nurses. Our high standards for nursing care have enabled us to establish a strong reputation for clinical excellence. We were recently named one of the safest children’s hospitals by the Solutions for Patient Safety National Network and one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by The Leapfrog Group.
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