The member will serve primarily in Little Miracles, Healthy Start, Nurse Family Partnership, and Women’s Services clinical initiatives/projects. The Little Miracles Program encourages early entry into prenatal care by providing assistance in obtaining Medicaid and setting prenatal appointments. The Healthy Start Program’s goal is to decrease infant mortality in the city’s urban core. The Healthy Start Program mandates universal health screenings for pregnant women and infants. The Nurse Family Partnership is an evidence-based home visiting program for vulnerable first time parents. Our OB/GYN clinic serves approximately 200 new patients a month, which is considered high volume.
The member will primarily serve women beginning with administering pregnancy test and following up with women who found out about a pregnancy in the emergency room. The member will have patient interactions in the OB/GYN clinic, Postpartum Unit, community or over the phone to complete the woman/infant’s enrollment into Healthy Start. The member will offer and review screenings or self-referrals, then provide risk reduction education on topics such as maternity, nutrition, childbirth, parenting, and breastfeeding education. The member will be trained to provide or refer to the services, such as Nurse Case Management to high risk Obstetric patients, or Care Coordination to moderate and low risk patients. The member will track patients who visit the adult, pediatric and women’s acute care emergency rooms to confirm their program enrollment, which encourages regular prenatal care. The member will follow up with women utilizing these services by phone to ensure they have appointments and education on healthy pregnancy topics. The member will also serve teen mom clients enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership program. The member will have the opportunity to meet and create relationships with teen mother’s to address their case management needs (e.g. housing, transportation, financial assistance, etc.) and to provide family planning education. The member will specifically provide education, support, referrals, and access to prenatal or infant care initiatives in these areas. These activities all align with NHC’s performance measures of healthcare access, health education and social service navigation. The member will also participate in community activities to promote capacity building as opportunities arise.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
NHC Florida AmeriCorps members serving in AMR20 who successfully complete a full-time term of service will receive an Education Award from the National Service Trust of $5,920.00. A member has up to seven years after his or her term of service to use the Education Award.
High School Graduate
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check