Public Health Nurse Ii

Annandale Va 22003, 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 serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the
environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

This is a home-visiting position with Maternal Child Health assigned to the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. Provides home visiting services to high-risk pregnant women, infants, and children in accordance with an evidence-based national model that helps transform the lives of vulnerable families using a multidisciplinary approach to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and family economic self-sufficiency. Applies public health nursing principles of case-finding, health promotion, anticipatory guidance and education, case management and disease prevention. Identifies, screens, and assesses clients for health risks and implements public health nursing interventions that focus on positive pregnancy and infant/child health outcomes. Provides parenting education, child health and development screening, evaluation and consultation. Possesses a knowledge of community resources and refers clients as necessary. Collaborates with other professionals to assure appropriate care is provided, coordinates multi-disciplinary services, and supports families in attaining their targeted goals

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;
  • AED-Required within 60 days
  • CPR -Required within 60 days

  • Two years of post-licensure experience working with pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children.
  • One year of experience preferred in home visiting case management in a public health/community setting serving culturally diverse families.
  • Possess strong critical thinking skills, demonstrate problem-solving skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English highly preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends) 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 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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