New job Bright Start Nurse Home Visitor (Registered Nurse) in South Dakota | 2021

Bright Start Nurse Home Visitor (Registered Nurse)

Company : South Dakota State Government
Salary : $22.89 - $27.86 an hour
Location : South Dakota

Full Description

Job ID: 15929
Agency: Department of Health - Division of Family and Community Health
Location: Rapid City
Salary: $22.89 - $27.86 per hour, depending on experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Health.

The Bright Start Nurse Visiting Program is designed to promote the health and well-being of pregnant women, their infants, and children to age two. Bright Start enrolls first-time pregnant women prior to the 29th week of pregnancy continues working with the family until the child reaches two years of age. This is a client-centered program in which the nurse works closely with the parent(s) to attain their goals in personal health (including prenatal, postpartum care, and family planning), the maternal role, environmental health, life course development, and relationships (friends and family). The nurse will guide, support, and coach the family through different life and developmental stages from pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood. The nurse will work to establish a therapeutic relationship with the client, assist them in setting and achieving goals to reach their ‘heart’s desire,’ and also promote economic self-sufficiency. The nurse will encourage the use of community resources to help clients achieve their goals and improve outcomes for the family, as well as promoting the involvement of other family members and healthy support systems. Travel will be required within the Rapid City area for home visits and other duties related to the position. This nursing position will join a home visiting team providing this model (Nurse, Family Partnership) in the same service area. Experience in Maternal Child Health and home visiting would be beneficial.

Lifting is required to complete anthropometric measurements of infants and young children. Travel to other sites within a geographical area may be required.

Licenses and Certifications:
Must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in South Dakota. Bachelor's degree preferred.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Worked in public/community health, including home visitation. Provided maternal/child health services, particularly in a community setting. Worked with diverse populations, communities, and organizations. The ideal candidate must communicate effectively, demonstrate empathy and integrity, maintain professional knowledge, and adhere to standards of nursing practice. The candidate must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work both autonomously and as a contributing and supportive member of a healthcare team. Must use sound judgment, analysis, and discretion within defined policies, procedures, and scope of practice. The ideal candidate will be organized, plan, and set goals and priorities. Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients and families, co-workers, and community partners. The ideal candidate will work cooperatively with his/her team to help achieve the Department of Health's public health strategic goals and demonstrate a commitment to representing the Department of Health's mission, vision, and values.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • nursing practice and scope of practice standards;
  • become familiar and comfortable with principles and concepts of motivational interviewing, coaching, and reflective practice;
  • childhood vaccination schedule and immunizations;
  • adapt to multiple computer system software applications;
  • skills to maintain relationships based on trust, support, and growth with team colleagues and community members;
  • analyze complex problems and case situations. Ensure implementation of quality improvement strategies;
  • work with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations;
  • ability to multitask, prioritize complex situations, and adapt to quickly shifting priorities.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Apply at:
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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