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.
Minimum Education: Bachelors degree required in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, or a health related field. Masters preferred.
Minimum Work Experience: 2-4 years related experience
Required Licenses/Certifications for position: None
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.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Coordinates Grow With Me (GWM) Program:
Establish and maintains systems to insure the effective & efficient management of Children's Hsopital 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.
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.
Internal Number: 7610
About East Tennessee Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.