Public Health Nurse Ii

Reston, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Nov 21, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information.

The Health Department is seeking highly motivated, passionate public health nurses who are eager to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to promote health initiatives designed to engage the community and to advance health. Clinical public health nurses provide various services such as pregnancy testing and counseling, maternity services, public health assessment, international travel vaccinations, newcomer (refugee) services, sexually transmitted infection treatment and follow up, HIV testing and counseling, tuberculosis screening and treatment, adult and childhood immunizations to individuals, families, and targeted at-risk populations in a clinical setting. Provides appropriate nursing interventions based on assessment of clients following public health standards of care. Utilizes a variety of nursing skills to meet identified needs of clients in a clinic setting. Collaborates with other service providers to promote comprehensive community-centered health care. Identifies gaps in community resources and shares with appropriate department staff who can work with community partners to build service capacity.

Note: More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

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 of work experience in a public health/community health setting; or two years of full-time post-licensure experience as a nurse in an equivalent health care setting whose focus was primarily prevention services and community education.

Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia; selected positions or area(s) may require additional certifications (e.g., CPR) to practice specialized Nursing skills; selected positions or area(s) of assignment may require the incumbent to possess a valid motor vehicle driver's license.

Experience working in a public health or community health setting providing a variety of preventive health services in a fast-paced clinical setting; Ideal candidates will have experience working with children. Preferred candidates will have experience working with diverse populations using a team approach for service delivery. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally 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. Strong critical thinking skills, demonstrate problem-solving skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications such as an electronic medical records system. Phlebotomy experience highly desirable.

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. Tuberculosis test.


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 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.

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 status as a veteran 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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