Public Health Nurse Ii

Health Department, Virginia
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
May 28, 2022
Jun 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

Provides nursing services such as pregnancy testing and counseling, public health assessment, international travel vaccinations, refugee services, sexually transmitted disease treatment and follow-up, HIV testing and counseling, tuberculosis screening and treatment, adult and childhood immunizations to individuals, families, and targeted at-risk populations in the clinic setting. Provides appropriate nursing interventions based on assessment of clients following public health standards of care. Utilizes a variety of nursing skills to meet identified needs of clients in a clinic setting. Collaborates with other service providers to promote comprehensive community-centered health care. Identifies gaps in community resources and shares with appropriate department staff who can work with community partners to build service capacity.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Note: This position includes a signing bonus of $2,000 for new hires. Multiple positions may be hired from this announcement.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of nursing and public health theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures required to provide public health nursing;
Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology (e.g., side effects, contraindications), preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
Knowledge of current practices in public health nursing service delivery;
Knowledge of available community resources for referral or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge;
Knowledge of documentation, nursing diagnosis, and quality assurance;
Knowledge of professional standards of nursing practice;
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and county laws and regulations;
Knowledge of county Health Department policies and procedures;
Ability to perform technical and complex nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening, STD check, tube feeding, nebulization), administering treatments and medications, and using medical equipment in delivering services to clients;
Ability to perform emergency treatment(s), with limited supervision, for life threatening conditions;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others, including those from varied backgrounds and different situations, in individual and team-based settings;
Ability to handle contentious interactions, especially with those who may appear difficult, hostile, or distressed;
Ability to identify problems and make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions or judgments relating to client health care;
Ability to assess the quality, appropriateness, implications, and impact of decisions or judgments made by others and identify courses of corrective action, where appropriate;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individual or small and large group interactions;
Ability to provide health training to clients and families with complex, multiple health needs, using knowledge of adult learning concepts;
Ability to accurately maintain client medical records and information (e.g., filing, retrieval, recording, and archiving) and to protect the privacy of clients served;
Ability to use technology to document, file, retrieve, make adjustments to medical records or information, and communicate or share public health information in the appropriate format;
Ability to assign paraprofessionals, volunteers and students according to ability level and set work priorities according to clinic and/or caseload demands.

Employment Standards

Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a bachelor's degree in Nursing; plus one year post-licensure nursing experience.

Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Driver's license
AED-Required within 60 days
CPR -Required within 60 days

Preferred candidates will have two years of post-licensure experience working as a registered nurse in a fast paced clinical setting. Experience working with diverse populations. Phlebotomy experience. Experience using a team approach for service delivery. Bilingual skills a plus.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a sanction screenings, a child protective services, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, climb stairs and carry equipment or young children up to 25 pounds in weight. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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