PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Location
Arlington
Posted
Jan 04, 2019
Closes
Jan 24, 2019
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is seeking a professional nurse for its unique community-based Nursing Case Management Program (NCM). ADSD provides a comprehensive array of services to older adults, adults with mental health needs, and those with developmental disabilities. NCM supports and empowers older adults and caregivers to achieve and maintain an optimal level of health in the community through home visits and care coordination with service providers. Services are designed specifically to prevent unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations and premature placement in long-term care residences.

The candidate will join a team of dedicated professionals in the Community Supports and Coordination Bureau (CSCB), including human services aides, social workers/human services clinicians, mental health therapists and other aging specialists. and be responsible for direct nursing care for an assigned caseload, to include work on state mandated pre-screenings.

Duties include:

  • Performing home visits, which constitute approximately 80% of working hours and entail proving initial and comprehensive assessments of clients' medical and psychosocial needs;
  • Ongoing medical monitoring and education of clients;
  • Coordinating clients' medical care;
  • Linking clients with appropriate resources;
  • Performing assessments as part of nursing home pre-screenings; and
  • Working on special projects and/or or committees.

Selection Criteria

Minimums:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing plus one year of full-time work experience as a Registered Nurse (RN); and
  • Licensed to work as a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia*
*If eligible from another state, candidate will be allowed 60 days to obtain license.

Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related experience on a year for year basis. However, work experience will not be considered a substitute for the requirement of a Registered Nurse license.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Master's Degree in nursing or public health;
  • Nursing case management experience;
  • Working in a home visitation-related program using mobile electronic documentation systems; and/or
  • Providing case management to older adults, individuals with developmental disabilities, or adults with serious mental illness.

Special Requirements

This position requires the incumbent to use his/her personal vehicle for travel to different locations in Arlington. In addition to mileage reimbursement, the employee will receive a monthly subsidy to help offset the cost of parking and increased automobile insurance.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's 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.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional evening or weekend events, as needed

This employee will spend a large percentage of the time traveling throughout the County making home visits.

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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