Healthy Babies Nurse - HEALTH

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  HEALTH

Pay:  $48,399 Annually  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm (may exceed 40 hours) Some evenings and weekends may be required  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


This position works to meet the mission of the Sedgwick County Health Department by promoting the wellness of Sedgwick County residents through the Healthy Babies Program’s focus on reduction of infant mortality, maternal mortality, low birth weight, and prematurity among high-risk birthing people. The Healthy Babies Nurse provides prenatal and parenting education and support to birthing people and families in Sedgwick County. Education, support and connection to referrals are conducted in clients’ home and community settings. This is an Activation Level 3 position.  Employee may deploy to the field as a responder or in a leadership position during public health emergencies (Activation Level 3).


Home and community visits

  • Complete in-home visits following program guidelines.
  • Evaluate clients for mental and physical health barriers by performing a variety of assessments.
  • Ensure nursing assessments are completed according to program guidelines.



  • Documentation will occur in real time at client visits, with full completion in 48 hours.
  • Audit documentation, revise, and complete by deadline given.
  • Maintain accurate documentation per program policies.



  • Provide education on maternal child health, safe sleep, substance use cessation, child safety, family planning, mental health, and other resources, as applicable.
  • Conduct developmental screenings per program timeframe.
  • Complete referrals to other community agencies based on individual client needs.
  • Participate in a minimum of 3 outreach events or coalition meetings per quarter, at least one of which must be an outreach event.
  • Attend and complete trainings per program guidelines


Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Nursing. One year experience in nursing.  Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Kansas required. Attends required trainings to maintain licensure. Per Sedgwick County Policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Must complete Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) IS 100, 200, and 700 courses within 30 days of employment.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN). One year experience post-BSN degree in nursing.  Home visiting experience. A minimum of one year working in either clinic or hospital settings:  labor and delivery, postpartum, OB-GYN, pediatrics, and/or public health. Knowledge in early childhood development and prenatal education. Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Kansas required. Attends required trainings to maintain licensure and/or certification. CPR certification within the first 90 days of employment. Bilingual English/Spanish skills.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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