Company: Choctaw Global Staffing
Location: Hill AFB, UT
Contract Number: FAP West

Description

Choctaw Global is seeking a bachelors-level Registered Nurse for an opening in the Family Advocacy Program. The Air Force (AF) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a medical program that enhances AF readiness by promoting family and community health and resilience. AF FAP also advocates for nonviolent communities. These objectives are accomplished through the use of broad-based education and awareness activities along with the identification and treatment of family maltreatment incidents. These services prevent family maltreatment from reducing the duty performance of AF members.

Qualifications and Skills

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution; not currently under investigation of any adverse action pending from a State Nursing Board.

License: maintain CURRENT UNRESTRICTED RN license

Experience: Two years experience (within the last four years) as a Community Health Nurse and/or Maternal Child Health nursing; to include home visiting experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

FAN shall implement and manage the New Parent Support Program (NPSP). At installations with more than one FAN, program management responsibilities will be shared.

FAN is a member of the multidisciplinary FAP team and is responsible for providing comprehensive home-based prevention services to families to prevent child and partner maltreatment.

FAN shall be responsible for remaining current in relevant areas of maternal/child and family violence nursing practice.

FAN shall provide nursing home-based services that include education, support, and anticipatory guidance in such areas as growth and development across the life span, nutrition, parenting, attachment/bonding, individual and family health related issues, family violence dynamics, problem solving, family communication skills and bereavement.

FAN shall ensure that an effective process is established to locate and administer the Family Needs Screener to members of the base population who are eligible for NPSP services and offer home visitation services to families at risk for maltreatment.

The priority for the FAN is to provide NPSP prevention services to families in their homes. Teaching a class or facilitating groups is not a FAN priority but may be considered if time allows. Work and case management priorities for the FAN are as follows:

Priority 1: Home visits to NPSP high needs clients

Priority 2: Home visits and other contacts with low needs NPSP clients

Priority 3: Support to FAP maltreatment clients

FAN shall develop family service plans, which include a nursing diagnosis, that incorporate secondary prevention services for New Parent Support families and maltreatment cases, when applicable. FAN participates in the OPMC, the CCS and the NPSP Case Staffing.

FAN shall provide nursing prevention services in conjunction with maltreatment intervention plans, and attend the CCS. The FAN shall not take an investigative role or be a case manager or primary provider in a maltreatment case. FAN services shall be provided to families in the maltreatment program only when safety can be assured. The FAN shall document nursing interventions in the FAP maltreatment record using FASOR. Documentation of nursing services in the maltreatment record does not require a co-signature by the case manager. Further, nursing service documentation in the maltreatment record does not require a corresponding OPR note.

FAN shall work in collaboration with the prevention team, led by the FAOM to provide:

  • Prevention services focused on prevention of family maltreatment via briefings, educational presentations and providing input for FAP marketing and annual FAP Action Plan
  • Supportive FAP services and guidance in couples' communication, parenting education, parent-child interaction, bonding and problem solving skills
  • Supportive and educational services targeting fathers
  • Advocacy services with community organization for military families to increase awareness of FAP services and promote the effectiveness of community response

FAN shall provide services for all clients and document.

FAN shall not provide the following:

  • “Hands-on” clinical nursing care for acute or chronic medical conditions such as apnea monitor oversight, or tube feedings
  • Special needs identification and assignment coordination
  • Psychotherapy

FAN shall evaluate effectiveness of the NPSP services she/he provides.

FAN shall assume responsibility for the oversight and completion of the administrative duties that support NPSP processes to include:

  • Entry of NPSP client, assessment tool and case information into the FAPNet automated record system
  • Entry of NPSP data into the FAPNet automated record system in accordance with AF FAP guidance




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