Asst. Director Of Health Services

Fairfax, Virginia
$91,806.00 - $156,070.00 Annually
Sep 24, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Under the direction of the Division Director of Health Services, the Fairfax County Health Department is seeking an individual to lead the programmatic development, implementation, planning and evaluation for the Division of Health Services in their assigned areas to assure successful achievement of the division’s objectives and to support the agency strategic plan. Assists in the development and implementation of health equity initiatives including building internal and external capacity to address the social determinants and root causes of health inequities through planning, implementation, and evaluation of processes. Identifies interrelationships across the organization and within the County Health and Human Services to support a collaborative approach to improving population health outcomes. Provides leadership in using a multisector approach with a focus on community engagement when providing health services or developing health services initiatives designed to promote health equity. Uses health data to identify public health trends, populations in need, gaps in services and to evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions. Provides oversight of professional and non-professional staff in assigned program areas. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic service initiatives designed to improve population health outcomes. Promotes the integration of public health services with other health providers in the community. Responsible for recruitment, hiring, onboarding and ongoing workforce development. Develops, implements, and monitors program budgets, to include grant and MOA management.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Considerable knowledge of nursing and public health theories, practices and techniques required to provide community health nursing care to individuals, families and the community;
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable federal, state and County laws and regulations;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of preventive health care, communicable diseases and epidemiology;
  • Knowledge of public health practice in the fields of patient care, population health and community health;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration (including personnel, budgeting, accounting and management analysis) and the ability to apply them;
  • Knowledge of current literature and new developments in public health, nursing practice and administration; Knowledge of available community resources for referral;
  • Knowledge of selected pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications which may arise from their use;
  • Knowledge of Health Management Information Systems; Skill in applying technical nursing procedures;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, manage and evaluate a major community health nursing program or unit; Ability to supervise professional nursing staff and other personnel;
  • Ability to make decisions and solve administrative and professional problems arising in unit's operation; Ability to function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary administrative team;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and write comprehensive reports; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives from other agencies and the community.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a master's degree in nursing, public health, healthcare administration or other health related post-graduate degree ; plus six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in public health, community health, nursing administration, public administration or related field; to include two (2) years in a position of supervisory capacity.

  • Master’s degree in nursing and/or public health
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in policy development/program planning; ability to analyze statistical data, data interpretation, and reporting.
  • Experience with Cross Department Care Coordination building collaborative relationship and working with community partners to strengthen the County’s safety net programs
  • Leadership Development- proven leadership and directly responsible supervisory experience in equipping staff with skills and behaviors that drive performance
  • Ability to synthesize data at an operational and strategic level.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include presentation skills.
  • Experience overseeing community engagement work activities
  • Excellent partnership building, to include internal and external partners.
  • Previous experience in managing a clinic environment.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring budgets.

  • Registered Nurse License (VA) (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

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.

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

Job is generally sedentary in nature, and requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. 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. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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.

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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