Public Health Nurse Iv - Nurse Manager School Health Services

Springfield, Virginia
$83,183.78 - $138,639.28 Annually
Dec 31, 2022
Jan 28, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Signing Bonus*

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.

Supervises and manages a team of professional/paraprofessional staff, including Public Health Nurse IIs and IIIs, and School Health Aides. Promotes and supports population health by providing management, leadership, public health, and nursing expertise. Must be a highly professional service-oriented leader with strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Uses quality improvement and performance management processes and/or techniques to improve service delivery and student health outcomes. As a member of the School Health Management team, collaborates with colleagues to support and enhance school health services. Works within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams to achieve desirable outcomes for students, families, and communities. Promotes individual and population health by assuring the quality and accessibility of school health services, preventing the spread of disease, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery.

* A $5,000 signing bonus is available to new county merit employees h ired in the full-time Public Health Nurse IV - Nurse Manager School Health Services position.

Benefits of working for the Fairfax County Health Department features:
  • Robust one-year orientation
  • Opportunity to make a difference by serving those most in need
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to address public health priorities. Focus on health education, health promotion and disease prevention
  • A learning culture
  • Work life balance
  • Great health benefits
  • Supportive team environment

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of nursing theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures required to provide public health nursing care;
  • Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
  • Knowledge of current practices, literature, and trends in public health nursing to include environmental, economic, psychological, social (e.g., family and group dynamics), cultural and linguistic issues or barriers impacting assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of health services to the community;
  • Knowledge of consultation, teaching, and supervision methods and techniques;
  • Knowledge of documentation, nursing diagnosis, and quality assurance;
  • Knowledge of medical and legal policies, guidelines, principles, practices, and standards governing public health nursing as well as nursing specialization;
  • Extensive knowledge of available community resources for referral and follow-up;
  • Knowledge of planning, implementing, and evaluating public health nursing programs;
  • Knowledge of budget and financial management principles and practices to include assessing costs relative to benefits of interventions and their outcomes;
  • Knowledge of resources planning, management, and utilization;
  • Knowledge of County personnel policies and practices governing the management and supervision of employees;
  • Knowledge of management principles, practices, and techniques to include setting program priorities, assigning projects according to ability level and workload demands;
  • Ability to perform complex technical nursing procedures and use medical equipment in delivering specialized services to the clients;
  • Ability to manage human and/or facility emergencies and perform emergency treatments related to life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to interpret and apply the professional standards of nursing practice, County Health Department policies and procedures and applicable federal, state and County laws and regulations;
  • Ability to build and develop relationships and partnerships with individuals and entities within and outside of the County;
  • Ability to relate well to clients from varied backgrounds and different situations;
  • Ability to manage or diffuse situations involving clients or County staff 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 verbally and in writing with individuals and groups of all sizes to include delivery of informal or formal presentations;
  • Ability to participate in hearings or court cases, as necessary;
  • Ability to prepare public health communications, technical and non-technical reports, briefings, testimonies, and other written material, for dissemination to media groups and the community;
  • Ability to prepare written justifications for budget, personnel, or other resource requests and expenditures;
  • Ability to conduct systematic and objective inquiry or evaluation of public health programs and services through data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and report results;
  • Ability to apply or introduce technology to facilitate decision-making, enable electronic recordkeeping, and to support collaboration and foster communication across the nursing workforce and with the community;
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations, including a fast-paced work environment, hostile, manipulative or potentially dangerous situations, complex caseloads or multiple work sites;
  • Ability to manage multiple programs, balancing stakeholder, staff, and client needs.

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 five years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in an equivalent health care setting whose focus was primarily prevention services and community education, including three years in a public health/community health setting. Qualifying experience may include experience in ambulatory care settings such as outpatient clinics that incorporate community outreach/education as part of services or specialty settings that incorporate teaching, community outreach, resource referrals, etc. as part of a health care continuum; plus at least one year of supervisory experience.

  • Possession of current license or a multi-state licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification required within 60 days of hire
  • AED required within 60 days of hire

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a Child Protective Services, sanction screenings, 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.

  • Masters' degree in public health, public administration, nursing, or a related degree with at least three years of progressive leadership experience in public health or community health supporting population health in a culturally diverse setting.
  • At least two or more years of post-licensure experience providing health services to school aged children in a public school setting and at least three years of demonstrated experience working in a public health or community health setting working within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams.
  • At least two years of direct supervisory experience overseeing, monitoring, and directing the work of others.
  • Proven team leadership skills with a commitment to development of staff.
  • Must have strong data analysis skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal abilities to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population.
  • Experience with care coordination of children with special needs, health promotion/health education, and data management and reporting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external partners.

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb stairs and carry equipment or young children up to 25 pounds in weight. Uses hands to grasp 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.

Panel interview and may include an oral and/or presentation 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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