Public Health Nurse Ii - Maternal Child Health (mch) Home Visiting Nurse

Alexandria, Virginia
$31.61 - $52.68 Hourly
May 27, 2023
Jun 24, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus

Note that the bonus amount will be prorated for part-time General Merit employment.

This is a job-share position, 20-hours/week.

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

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. With more than 100 years of leadership in the public health field, we are committed to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

Fairfax County Health Department's Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program offers two home visiting programs: MCH Field and Nurse Family Partnership.

Provides home visiting services to high-risk pregnant women, infants, and children in accordance with the specific home visiting program model. Helps transform the lives of vulnerable families using a multidisciplinary approach to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and family economic self-sufficiency. Applies public health nursing principles of case-finding, health promotion, anticipatory guidance and education, case management and disease prevention. Identifies, screens, and assesses clients for health risks and implements public health nursing interventions that focus on positive pregnancy and infant/child health outcomes. Provides parenting education, child health and development screening, evaluation and consultation. Possesses knowledge of community resources and refers clients as necessary. Collaborates with other professionals to assure appropriate care is provided, coordinates multi-disciplinary services, and supports families in attaining their targeted goals.

For more information about Fairfax County Public Health Nurses, click here.

Health Department positions are designated as Emergency First Responder. Based on the emergency response deployment needs, this position may be deployed to support the emergency response service 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 one year post-licensure nursing experience.

  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Driver's License
  • AED-Required within 60 days
  • CPR -Required within 60 days

  • One year of post-licensure experience working with pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children.
  • One year of experience preferred in home visiting case management in a public health/community setting serving culturally diverse families.
  • Possess strong critical thinking skills, demonstrate problem-solving skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; experience working on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Models outstanding customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain collaborative connections with internal and external partners.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications such as an electronic medical records system.

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.

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.
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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