Job Announcement$10,000 Sign-On Bonus* 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 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.
The School Health Program is accepting applications to fill full-time merit positions that are scheduled to work less than 12 months per year (approximately 46 weeks per year)
in our Springfield, Herndon, Annandale, Fairfax and Mount 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.
For more information about Fairfax County Public Health Nurses, click here. Position may be underfilled as a Public Health Nurse I; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section. * This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $10,000.
Multiple positions may be filled form this announcement. 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 one year post-licensure nursing experience. UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This position may be underfilled as a Public Health Nurse I (Grade S23, $62,932.27- $104,886.91.)
The Minimum Qualifications for the Public Health Nurse I
are: graduation from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a Bachelor's Degree in nursing as determined by the Virginia State Board of Nursing; Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia - a contingency employment offer may be extended for candidates eligible to take the Registered Nurse examination. 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:
- 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.
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. Tuberculosis test.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.Note: This job announcement is listed with a closing date of December 29, 2023,
and interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process may close prior to the currently advertised closing date when the position has been filled. 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