Center Nurse Coordinator (public Health Nurse Iii)

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Salary
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Posted
Jan 14, 2023
Closes
Feb 04, 2023
Ref
23-00143
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position includes a signing bonus of $5,000 (full-time) for new county hires.

Located at Mt. Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center, w orks as part of the Adult Day Health Care Team (ADHC.) Under general supervision of the ADHC Program Manager, is responsible for the daily management and oversight for a specialized population of individuals, 18 and older, with cognitive and physical diagnoses, who are served in an Adult Day Health Care Center (ADHC). Ensures operational compliance with state and local regulations. Uses a person-centered approach to the provision of direct services and care coordination through collaboration with the primary care provider, family caregiver and other service providers to meet the pyscho/social/physical needs of the ADHC participants. Manages the center's fiscal/human/material resources, to ensure provision of quality services within allocated funds. Provides coaching and performance management of staff; evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of the center based on established performance metrics.

Illustrative Duties

  • Functions as a liaison between specialty area and field;
  • Manages a case load, develops case plans, serves as case manager;
  • Participates in the assessment and identification of the need to expand services to address emerging issues or service gaps in the County's community health service delivery system, making recommendations for improvements or changes;
  • Delivers community health education programs to update public knowledge and promote service utilization;
  • Responds to complex questions from clients, the public, and other health care providers;
  • Coordinates County health services with other county and state public health agencies and social services;
  • Demonstrates procedures to others according to established policies, and protocols and guidelines;
  • Provides site/subject matter expertise i.e. reliable accurate knowledge policies and procedures as defined in area of specialization (HIV, Epidemiology, etc);
  • Participates in establishment of priorities for projects and develops protocols within specialty area in conjunction with appropriate staff;
  • Develops and teaches programs for new and existing staff orientation in collaboration with Nurse Education-Research Coordinator;
  • Coordinates the review of the quality and efficiency of health care plans for individual clients and/or groups in conjunction with appropriate staff;
  • Assesses community learning needs for general and specific public health education programs;
  • Evaluates the success of public health education programs in achieving desired objectives;
  • Sets priorities at team level in conjunction with PHN IV;
  • Directly supervises professionals/ paraprofessionals, students & volunteers;
  • Has responsibility for orientation and training of immediate staff and others upon request;
  • Develops team based action plans to resolve issues;
  • Provides consultative feedback within specialty program; (e.g. Communicable Diseases) Participates in specific projects;
  • Assists staff on patient health care plan and the existence and applicability of County and community resources in meeting health care needs;
  • Assists in establishing protocols for evaluating the effectiveness and utilization of the County's health care service delivery system, as requested;
  • Evaluates services, maintains statistics, identifies trends, and provides written recommendations;
  • Assesses and identifies solutions to address emerging issues or service gaps, making recommendations for improvements or changes for assigned specialty area or team within specialty program;
  • Evaluates the quality and efficiency of health care plans for individual clients and/or the team;
  • Identifies professional development needs;
  • Participates in the development of budget for specialty programs;


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of public health nursing theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures required to provide quality patient 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 nursing services to the community;
  • Knowledge of documentation, nursing diagnosis, and quality assurance;
  • Ability to perform technical and advanced nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening, STD check, tube feeding, nebulizations), and using medical equipment in delivering specialized services to the clients as appropriate within assigned area or specialty program;
  • 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;
  • 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, maintain, and promote effective partnerships (e.g., health care providers) that support planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of health care services;
  • Ability to relate well to clients from varied backgrounds and different situations;
  • Ability to manage or diffuse situations involving clients or county staff that 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 provide health training to clients and families with complex, multiple health needs, using knowledge of adult learning concepts;
  • Ability to use technology to retrieve and analyze data, and communicate or share public health information in the appropriate format with stakeholders, other relevant parties, and the community;
  • Ability to implement public health nursing programs;
  • Ability to identify and advocate the need for changes in the County's public health care delivery system;
  • Ability to assign and supervise the work of professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and/or students;
  • Ability to develop, plan, and coordinate services with other disciplines and health care providers;
  • Ability to develop budget for the specialty program (e.g., TB).


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 three years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in an equivalent health care setting whose focus was primarily prevention services and community education, including two years in a public health/community health setting;
Plus at least one year experience in a public health/community health specialty area or supervisory responsibilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Valid driver's license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation- CPR/First Aid (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least three (3) years of experience providing health services to geriatric patients, or adults with disabilities and/or cognitive impairments;
  • Knowledgeable and significant training in the area of dementia care;
  • At least three (3) years of direct supervisory experience OR demonstrated work experience monitoring and directing the work of others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with clients of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds;
  • Outstanding customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other information systems such as an electronic health records system.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Employee is required to walk, stand for long periods of time (i.e.: 1 to 2 hours), bend, sit, kneel, reach, climb stairs and participate in recreational therapy. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Able to carry equipment and assist with client transfers from sitting to standing and lift up to thirty (30) pounds. Ability to drive a vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical 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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