Public Health Nurse Ii

Location
Health Department, Virginia
Salary
$65,747.97 - $109,579.81 Annually
Posted
Mar 25, 2023
Closes
Apr 01, 2023
Ref
23-00935
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

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.

The School Health Program is accepting applications to fill full-time merit positions that are scheduled to work less than 12 months (approximately 46 weeks per year) in our Springfield, Herndon, Annandale, Fairfax and Mont Vernon locations. Work schedule will be based on the service needs of the Health Department and Fairfax County Public School Standard School Year Calendar.

Works in the school health program assigned to school sites. Provides a variety of community services using a multi-disciplinary approach serving diverse populations in the school community. Services and interventions include outreach which include home/school visits, community assessment, health promotion, education, case finding, care coordination and disease prevention for students, families, and communities.

Must have strong working knowledge of computers (Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications). Must participate in the training, supervision, and evaluation of unlicensed assistive personnel.

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.

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

Multiple positions may be filled form this announcement.
For more information about Fairfax County Public Health Nurses, click here.

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 one year post-licensure nursing experience.

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 motor vehicle driver's license;
  • AED - Required within 60 days; and
  • CPR -Required within 60 days.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience providing health services to school aged children in ethnically diverse populations.
  • Experience conducting epidemiological investigations of communicable disease cases and outbreaks.
  • Must have a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 independently and on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications.
  • At least one year of direct supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff or has demonstrated work experience monitoring and directing the work of others.

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.

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