The Home Health Assessment Program (HHA) is designed to assist E-TANF welfare recipients who are exempt from work requirement due to physical or behavioral health conditions; have been repeatedly unsuccessful in obtaining and maintaining unsubsidized employment; have received benefits for four or more years and are unemployed. HHA also serves TANF recipients who are Caregivers for a disabled relative. The Nurse Practitioner will report to the Assistant Director and will be responsible for in-home initial physical health assessments for all HHA clients. The Nurse Practitioner will meet with welfare recipients in their homes and determine the existence of physical health conditions, and then make recommendations about the recipients’ ability to work or if a candidate for SSI. Flexible schedules are possible.
Assess the presence, type, and severity of any physical health problems, in clients’ homes
Assess the need for further evaluation by medical specialists
Determine employment potential for each assessed recipient
Collaborate closely with all members of project team, especially HHA Behavioral Health Assessors
Produce written summaries of all assessments
Attend all scheduled trainings and meetings
Complete other duties as assigned
PHMC Compliance Responsibilities:
Understands and adheres to PHMC compliance standards as they appear in the PHMC Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowers and Conflict of Interest Policies
Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and PHMC regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified
Comply with HIPAA and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures as they apply to the job
Comply with Department of Public Health (DPH), The Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory agencies standards
Adhere to all PHMC Policies and Procedures
Knowledge and adherence to Infection Control and Environment of Care Guidelines and Procedures as described in the annual education module
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Excellent engagement, assessment, and clinical skills
Excellent record-keeping and organizational skills
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent computer skills
Experience working with databases and with electronic client records
Maintain positive work relationship with staff
Ability to work independently
Experience conducting physical health evaluations
Experience with home visiting
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience with welfare-to-work populations a plus
CRNP as Adult, Family, Occupational Health or Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioner
Position requires standing 2/3 of the time, walking 2/3 of the time, requires sitting under 1/3 of the time, use of hands to finger, handle or feel 2/3 of the time, reach with hands and arms, under 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time, talk or hear over 2/3 of the time. Position requires lifting up to 10 lbs up to 1/3 of the time.
Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
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Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance, and direct services.
PHMC has served the Greater Philadelphia region since 1972 as a facilitator, developer, intermediary, manager, advocate and innovator in the field of public health. With more than 2,500 employees, 350 programs, a network of subsidiary organizations, 70 locations, sites and close to 350,000 clients served annually, PHMC is one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation.