Bilingual Registered Nurse- Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

  • Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Mar 21, 2023
Full time Health Care Medical Nurse

Job Description

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a maternal and early childhood home visiting program, fosters long-term success for first-time parents, their babies, and society.  Nurse-Family Partnership's maternal health program introduces vulnerable first-time parents to registered nurses.  This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time parents need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and informed parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life.  Nurse-Family Partnership has demonstrated statistically that this research-based program significantly improves critical outcomes for at-risk women and their children who receive services in local communities.  More information can be found at:

Beginning with nurse home visits that occur during pregnancy and continue until the child is age two, Nurse Home Visitors provide coaching and care to first-time expectant mothers.  The nurse develops therapeutic relationships and utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment modeling client-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused approaches.  The Nurse Home Visitor maintains the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, as well as to policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of NFP and of the lead agency, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana.  The Nurse Home Visitor will be on a team that includes other Nurse Home Visitors and a Nurse Supervisor.

Example Duties and Activities


  • Plans and performs home visits to clients and their families in accordance with the NFP model and guidelines. Carries a caseload of 25 or more clients. 

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of clients and their families as they relate to the NFP domains. 

  • Assists clients and their families in establishing goals and attaining outcomes by providing education, support, and referral resources. 

  • Coordinates access to community resources provided by NFP Guides, Goodwill staff, and partners with other outside professionals involved in providing services to women and families. 

  • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals and evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.

Professional Learning and Team Development

  • Engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements and completes all required NFP education.

  • Utilizes reflective practice in weekly supervisory meetings with NFP Nurse Supervisor.

  • Schedules joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor three times a year.   

  • Engages in weekly alternating case conferences and staff meetings. 

  • Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them. Utilizes computers for distance learning.  Establishes and records progress toward annual goals.

  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services. 

Documentation, Reporting, and Quality Improvement

  • Ensures appropriate documentation, protecting private information, and timely/accurate data input to the NFP information management system (MIS) and utilizes web-based reports and other reports available through NFP.

  • Participates in review and evaluation of the MIS reports identifying achievements and areas for improvement.  Engages in quality improvement efforts. 

Community Relations

  • Participates in community coalition on behalf of NFP and promotes public awareness of NFP. 

  • Develops and maintains community relationships to result in client referrals and resources. 

  • Represents the NFP model and Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana’s vision, mission and values to both internal and external customers and colleagues. 

Required Competencies

  • Bi-lingual Fluency - Is able to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish.

  • Degree and Credential Requirements - Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and current Indiana Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing or the ability to obtain prior to start date. 

  • Client Engagement - Takes a strengths-based, client-centered approach to developing relationships at all levels while establishing appropriate boundaries.  Adept at delivering feedback that is constructive and unbiased.  Creates and maintains a safe environment for open discussions.

  • Self-Reflection - Evaluates one’s own attitudes and actions to recognize successes and areas for self-improvement.  Seeks and replies appropriately to feedback.  Elicits and considers differing viewpoints when reviewing issues. 

  • Building Collaborative Relationships - Develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships at all levels with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Is able to receive as well as provide feedback to improve performance or processes.

  • Diversity Awareness - Works effectively delivering care and assistance which is mindful of different cultural/language traditions, showing respect and validation for diverse communities/organizations, low-income families, and models consistency with policies regarding human rights, equality, equity, and diversity.

  • Technical Knowledge – Has working knowledge of G Suite and MS Office and is open to acquiring new computer skills.

  • Communication Skills - Articulates thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to comprehend others' needs. Delivers information in person, in writing, and in a digital world.

  • Adaptability - Adjusts priorities quickly in response to frequently changing circumstances while maintaining a positive attitude. Continually assesses tasks and acknowledges those requiring extra attention. Foresees and seeks to avoid crisis management.

  • Teamwork - Works well with others and makes valued contributions in a team setting in order to achieve the required goals and outcomes.  Contributes to creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and partnership. 

  • Critical Thinking - Uses nursing judgment and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

Other Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, up-to-date auto insurance, and a good driving record.

  • Is able to travel to Denver, CO for all in-person education sessions.

  • Obtains and maintains current CPR certification.

Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development as well as tuition reimbursement as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Comprehensive health plan

  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays

  • Life, dental and vision insurance

  • Sabbatical and parenting leaves

  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program

  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account, and premiums

  • Retirement options with generous company match %

  • Eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program