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. Under periodic supervision, this position provides advanced-level of public health nursing services, either with district-wide responsibility overseeing a nursing specialty within a specific public health program or serves as a working supervisor, with responsibility for the supervision and training of professional and paraprofessional staff and provides public health nursing services; and performs related work as required.
Supports the management and coordination of immunization services provided by the department and improve the capacity to address vaccine coverage at a population level. Supports the planning and implementation of immunization outreach to the community to address health inequities. In collaboration with managers across divisions (Health Services, School Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Epidemiology and Population Health, Community Health and Development), provides operational guidance and direction to improve the immunization status of the community. Serves as the operational lead in the departmental initiative to improve childhood immunization rates and will supervise an Immunization Team of Public Health Nurses assigned across various service delivery sites, including clinics, public schools, and community settings. Manages human and material resources. Collaborates with team members across the agency and partner agencies as needed to improve the health of the community.
Are you looking for a career that offers you…
- 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”. Click here
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* A $5,000 signing bonus is available to new county merit employees hired in the full-time PH Nurse Immunization Specialist (Public Health Nurse III). This bonus program requires a signed payback agreement between the department and employee.Employment StandardsMINIMUM 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
- AED required within 60 days of hire
- CPR required within 60 days of hire
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience providing immunization services to children and youth in community-based settings.
- Experience managing immunization services.
- Strong interpersonal abilities to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population.
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative connections with internal and external partners.
- Work well independently and on interdisciplinary teams.
- Proficiency in the use of databases and electronic applications related to the documentation and management of immunizations.
- 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.
- This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
- The appointee to this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation, Child Protective Services (CPS) check, driving record check, and sanction screening.
Job is required to walk, stand, sit (occasionally for extended periods of time), bend, kneel, reach, climb stairs and may be required to lift/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 and computer or laptop. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally, works in an office environment is required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting, e.g., school health room or county school location. Ability to work in all weather conditions. Ability to drive a vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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.