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Providence RN - Welcome Baby in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) - Welcome Baby (Part time/Day shift) to Providence California Regional Services in South Bay Southern CA.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) - Welcome Baby who will be responsible for visiting families at that critical first home visit after discharge from the hospital. The Welcome Baby Nurse is responsible for supporting families, conducting maternal and newborn assessments and providing parent education in the areas of postnatal care, breastfeeding, parent-infant attachment, home safety and other maternal and child health related topics. They will also help identify client strengths, needs, barriers and risks and provide community resources for those needs and provide and model empathetic support and feedback when working with new moms, babies and family members.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Explore and identify new referrals and resources for clients

  • Assessing the client/family’s needs, goals, values, culture and well-being by observation and exploration

  • Assessing level of family and community support (both emotional and concrete

  • Providing empathetic support and feedback to the client that allows her and her child to feel understood

  • Highlighting strengths of mother-child dyad to enhance and promote attachment

  • Providing education and support related to areas of need, concern, and interest using a client-centered approach

  • Promoting self-efficacy by acknowledging the client’s strengths

  • Discussing and reviewing accurate parenting information and appropriate expectations about infant behavior

  • Acknowledging and promoting behaviors that enhance parent-infant attachment and attunement, through observation, education and modeling

  • Modeling and promoting practices that enhance social, emotional, physical and intellectual (brain) development of infants and children

  • Demonstrating cultural competency by respecting individual family differences

  • Providing the client/family with needed referrals and follow-up.

  • Raising issues that may be of concern for individual families and for the community at large about barriers and other issues faced in obtaining services

  • Conduct home visits with postpartum clients within approximately one week of hospital discharge

  • Develop trust and rapport with clients and provide support using an empathic and client centered approach

  • Adhere to all program guidelines, policies and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program

  • Conduct a maternal assessment of the client for postpartum recovery and signs and symptoms of postpartum complications

  • Conduct a head to toe examination of the newborn to ensure healthy development, appropriate weight gain and assess for signs and symptoms of possible complications, such as jaundice or dehydration

  • Assess infant feeding and provide assistance and support as needed

  • Effectively conduct required client assessments using standardized tools for maternal depression, parent-infant attachment, social support, home safety, as well as other non-standardized client assessments

  • Refer clients to medical provider if any complications with the mother or infant are identified and provides referrals for other services as needed

  • Provide information to clients about maternal and infant health, breastfeeding, parenting, attachment, home safety, family planning, infant behavior and other related topics using a client-centered approach

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, bi-monthly group reflective supervision

  • Maintain professional boundaries with clients

  • Willing to meet regularly with supervisor to develop a reflective practice and continuously assess their clinical nursing skills and identify areas that need special attention

  • Complete all needed paperwork for each client in a timely and organized manner, including clear and well written progress notes

  • Work closely with TMMC liaisons to ensure that referrals to WB program are seamless and without unnecessary delays


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Complete CLE training within six months of hire

  • Complete 100% of WB training topics within one year of hire

  • Public Health Nurse or RNs currently pursuing a PHN certification and will complete within one year of hire (required)

  • Current CA Driver License

  • Current BCLS

  • 1 year experience in maternal and/or newborn services

  • Knowledge of normal fetal, infant, and toddler development; prenatal and child health requirements; and early childhood education best practices

  • Knowledgeable about local community resources and able to refer families to appropriate agencies

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

  • Ability to conduct a strength-based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner

  • Skill in organizing and maintaining complete, accurate records and filing reports in a timely manner

  • Skill in writing to articulate concepts and ideas in notes and reports

  • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish trusting supportive relationships with an ethnically diverse population

  • Familiarity with the effects of domestic violence and parental alcohol and/or other drug abuse on family health, parenting, and general functioning

  • Familiarity with the effects of perinatal depression on child development, parenting, and general functioning

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Home visitation experience

  • Experience in working with underserved communities

  • Experience in making home visits to families

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

About the hospital you will serve.

Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. Hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Home Health Nursing

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 268145