Mar 17, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (SCHOOLS) Closing Date/Time: Fri. 03/31/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $29.31 - $45.81 Hourly
$2,344.80 - $3,664.80 Biweekly
$60,964.80 - $95,284.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Regular Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia       This Public Health Nurse serves as a School Health employee in the Public Health Division at the Department of Human Services. They provide school health services at various sites, including traveling within Arlington to schools, clinics, other Department of Human Services Units, clients' homes, or to community buildings to facilitate services or to participate in meetings or task forces.

This employee will work to provide public health nursing services in largely, but not exclusively, one or more of the Arlington Public Schools. This professional Public Health Nurse position serves the public school system and the respective multi-cultural community.

Specific duties include:
  • Assessing the health care needs of students and the community;
  • Planning and implementing special screening procedures;
  • Monitoring the work of the clinic aide in all aspects of clinic activities;
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating health education in the schools and in the community; 
  • Serving as a liaison with school staff, parents, children and the public; 
  • Establishing effective working relationships with clients, staff, community organizations and the general public; and
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate the coordination of client services. 

 Selection Criteria: Minimum:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing;
  • One year of experience as a Registered Nurse in general nursing and/or community/public health nursing; and
  • Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or eligible to receive such license, or licensed in a compact state. If eligible, candidate will be allowed 60 days to obtain a license.

Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related experience on a year-for-year basis. 

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidate with additional background and/or experience including:
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Public Health; and/or
  • Clinical experience in pediatrics, particularly in a community setting.

 Special Requirements: Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of their official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
 Additional Information: Hours: Core work hours are between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with some occasional evening clinics, events, and meetings.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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