Public Health Nurse Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$31.49 - $52.48 Hourly
Posted
Jan 16, 2021
Closes
Jan 30, 2021
Ref
21-00107
Hours
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. Collaborates with the Nursing Education Team to research, develop, implement, promote, deliver, and evaluate training and education programs using evidence-based approaches and frameworks that support the Health Department's strategic plan and the essential Public Health services. The SDS supports the Health Department's orientation model through collaboration with peers and subject matter experts to develop individualized orientation plans for new Public Health Nurses in a wide variety of Health Services programs. Demonstrates proven adult learning techniques and skills in providing guidance, education, and support to new staff and peers. Promotes critical thinking among nurses, and shows commitment to professional development and lifelong learning. Supports quality assessment and improvement initiatives and processes.

Note: This is a job share, part-time 20 hours per week merit position.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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 three years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in an equivalent health care setting whose focus was primarily prevention services and community education, including two years in a public health/community health setting;
  • Plus at least one year experience in a public health/community health specialty area or supervisory responsibilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License.
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. Tuberculosis Test.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Preferred candidates will have a master's degree in Nursing, Education or a related field.
  • Two years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating training and development programs.
  • Two years of public health or community health experience.
  • Previous experience educating and/or serving as an instructor for adult learners, as well as experience delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences in formal and informal settings.
  • Excellent oral, and written communication skills.
  • Prior experience delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences in formal and informal settings i.e. virtual or webinar.
  • Experience orienting and mentoring new staff.
  • Strong organization and time management skills that reflect an ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive priorities and projects with excellent attention to detail.
  • Position requires the ability to work independently and in a team environment, be proactive, exercise good judgment, use critical thinking skills, and have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, and requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer; ability to drive a motor vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. (all duties) All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

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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