Public Health Clinical Technician

Va 22030, Virginia
$37,475.36 - $62,458.86 Annually
Nov 28, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

Come join the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Medical Branch. This position is based in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment and we are seeking a skilled professional to join the team as a Public Health Technician. Supports the health care operations at the Adult Detention Center and make a difference every day in overall patient health. Provides day-to-day support for the entire branch including:
  • Responsible for administrative and medical support services for the entire Medical Branch of the Adult Detention Center
  • Coordinates calls to/from other medical professionals, staff, family members, insurance companies, government officials, other correctional facilities, and many more
  • Supports billing and insurance claim efforts throughout the Medical Branch
  • Provides back-up support for laboratory and pharmacy technician services
  • Maintains medical inventory and help procure medical and office supplies
  • Responsible to keep patient/inmate records organized and secure
  • Responds to emergencies and participates in post-emergency quality improvement processes
  • Provide support for medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and nursing squads to allow for solid business processes
  • Maintains and supports Standard Operating Procedures and practice protocols in the Medical Branch.

Illustrative Duties

  • Provides technical paramedical services to individuals and/or families in clinics, ambulatory care centers, offices, or community settings;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Performs Snellen (eye chart), Ishihara vision (color), and audio (hearing) testing;
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests and/or specimen collections per agency protocol (e.g., venipuncture; finger, foot, and heel stick;
  • blood pressure checks; and urine testing);
  • Records and reports testing and specimen collection findings;
  • Prepares lab specimens collected for shipment to other labs;
  • Maintains a neat clinic area, assuring supply room is properly stocked and organized and that equipment is cleaned, sterilized and maintained in good working order.
  • Under the direction of a physician, as authorized by the Medical Practice Act:
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to an injection;
  • Administers medications and performs treatments;
  • Administers immunizations.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard procedures for performing hearing, vision, EKG, PFT, and other tests;
  • Skill in performing technical medical procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening);
  • Ability to perform CPR or perform emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to perform a variety of clinical tests and record the results;
  • Ability to identify questionable test findings;
  • Ability to elicit sufficient pertinent medical information from a client and record a medical history that is complete and accurate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff members.

Employment Standards

Graduation from a clinical technician training program, such as that provided by the armed services;
plus one year of experience as a clinical technician.
This position is primarily responsible to provide administrative and medical support services for the Medical Services Branch in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, within the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department.
  1. Prior health care office and health care record management experience.
  2. Ability to provide support as needed for laboratory testing and pharmacy operations.
  3. Prior experience in coordination of billing, invoicing, and insurance payments for patient care.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, polygraph exam, pre-employment medical evaluation, psychological, and tuberculosis test to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral
  • Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time
  • All duties may be 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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