Job Announcement$10,000 Sign-On Bonus*
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, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. 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.
Promotes and supports population health by providing leadership, management, and nursing expertise to the school community. Leads and supervises a team of public health nurses and paraprofessional staff in providing school health services that include but are not limited to professional development, emergency response operations, meetings, planning, and training of Health Department and school staff.
As a Public Health Nurse III, provides public health services including care coordination of students’ health needs and health promotion activities. In collaboration with the Public Health Nurse Manager (PHN IV) assigned to school health, ensures that school health program activities are implemented and evaluated. Participates in the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring process of new public health staff for the school program and plans orientation to assimilate new staff into the program and culture of the Health Department. Participates in agency marketing and outreach activities to increase public health awareness in the community. Participates in programs to enhance community health services and education. Promotes individual and population health by assuring the quality and accessibility of health services, preventing the spread of disease, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery.* This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $10,000.
For more information about Fairfax County Public Health Nurses, click here. 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 a current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
AED-Required within 60 days
CPR -Required within 60 daysPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Three or more years of school health experience in a public health model providing health services to school aged children in ethnically diverse populations.
- 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.
- Ability to work independently, and on interdisciplinary teams.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications.
- Experience working in health promotion, prevention, or education in the school setting.
- Three years supervision of paraprofessional and/or professional staff.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer.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 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:
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