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Public Health Nurse Iv - Nursing Research & Education Coordinator

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$83,183.78 - $138,639.28 Annually
Closing date
Jan 28, 2023

Job Details

Job Announcement

$5,000 Signing Bonus*

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information.
The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Nursing Research Education Coordinator (NREC) within the Health Services Division (HS). The Nursing Research Education Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the department-wide coordination of the Nursing Research Education Program, coordinating and scheduling training activities for the various public health service programs in Health Services. Actively researches, creatively designs, implements, and evaluates effective methods to train and develop skills, knowledge, and abilities required for successful performance in adult learners. Develops orientation programs for new HS employees and training activities for existing staff. In collaboration, with the Workforce Strategist and Human Resource Manager, supports orientation efforts of new employees in other agency divisions. Provides professional consultation and guidance for employees, and supervisors. Collaborates with community partners to address public health needs. Assists the Health Department in creating high-quality Public Health experiences for nursing students and intern programs by serving as a liaison between HS Division and universities. Facilitates research opportunities with the Health Services. Directly manages and provides oversight and direction to the HS Staff Development Team, Resource Nurse Program, and the grant-funded Childhood Immunization Team. Participates as a member of the Workforce Development Committee and other committees, and/or work groups as assigned.

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
  • Supportive team environment
  • Amazing benefits

Then look no further. come join the Fairfax County health department team and use your skills and abilities to “protect, promote and improve the health and quality of life for all who live, work and play in our community”

* This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $5,000.

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
  • AED certification required within 60 days

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a Child Protective Services (CPS), a driving record check, and sanction screening 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.

  • Preferred candidates will hold a master's degree in public health, public administration, nursing, or a related degree.
  • At least three years of curriculum development with the ability to develop and improve curricula and assess the effectiveness of curricula and instruction; proven ability to focus training on staff growth and future performance; has experience developing and implementing a Leadership Development curriculum;
  • Experience in equipping staff with skills and behaviors that drive performance such as: Coaching, Accountability, Change Management, Influence, and Communication.
  • Ability to synthesize data at an operational and strategic level; experience with competency based assessments, i.e. Learning Gap Analysis, a plus;
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to include presentation skills; demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population and ability take initiative and be proactive in addressing challenges.
  • Community engagement work - Develop staff skills in the area of community engagement (PH 3.0); Proven ability in building strong partnerships internally and externally to the department.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook, experience with Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and SharePoint, a plus.
  • Will have at least two years supervising professional level staff.

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, 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.

Panel interview and may include 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.


Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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