PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE COORDINATOR - TUBERCULOSIS (TB) PROGRAM

Location
Virginia
Salary
$78,416.00 - $119,724.80 Annually
Posted
May 07, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Ref
6120-21A-DHS-DB
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking an experienced Public Health Nurse Coordinator for the Tuberculosis (TB) Program in the Community Health Protection Bureau (CHPB), within the Public Health Division . This public health nurse position serves as the program coordinator and subject matter expert for the TB program in Arlington County. The program seeks to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases in the community, and serves a culturally diverse population that includes a large number of people with limited English skills.

Specific duties include:

• Managing and coordinating Tuberculosis program/clinic;
• Serving as first point of entry for all incoming client referrals; triaging and making assignments to public health nurses and human service aides;
• Providing direct patient services;
• Performing education and outreach in the community;
• Providing clinical consultation services to professionals;
• Acting as clinical liaison with the Virginia State Health Department; and
• Performing quality assurance of clinical services delivery consistent with the National TB Program objectives.

Other duties include:

• Utilizing software systems to collect statistical data to identify trends, outbreaks, or other factors involving disease prevention and control;
• Conducting public epidemiological investigations (specifically contact investigations) in the community; including worksites, residential settings, schools, and other settings to prevent and control tuberculosis;
• Participating in program planning and development of policy and procedures; and
• Providing support for other program areas (Disease Surveillance and Investigation, Vulnerable Populations) within the Bureau;

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

MINIMUM :

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing;
  • One year of full-time experience as a Registered Nurse (RN);
  • At least six (6) months' experience providing communicable disease/tuberculosis services; and
  • Registered Nurse in Virginia or a state with reciprocity
  • *If eligible from another state, the selected candidate will be allowed 60 days to obtain Virginia license.
SUBSTITUTION: An Associate's degree in Nursing plus four years of qualifying experience as a Registered Nurse. Education may be substituted by additional directly related experience on a year for year basis.

DESIRABLE: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Two years or more of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN);
  • Epidemiology or public health investigations experience;
  • Experience coordinating the work of others;
  • Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or related field; and/or
  • Bilingual ability in English and Spanish.


Special Requirements

Applicant must possess or obtain by the time of appointment a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on 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.

A state of Virginia Central Registry check will be performed.

Licenses/Certifications: Must be licensed or eligible for license by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in Virginia. The Board of Nursing may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who has been licensed as a professional nurse by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory.

Working Conditions:
• The worker must be available to work after hours and in emergency situations.

• Work is performed as part of a 24/7 operation and the worker must be available to work shifts as necessary.

• The worker has potential exposure to infectious diseases.

• The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Physical Requirements:
• Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Additional Information

Work Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, core hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m. with flexible schedule.
  • Some evening hours are required weekly to cover evening services.
  • Weekend and/or holiday hours may be required during the COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • Weekend/holiday hours are distributed among the broader team.

The salary listed at the top of this announcement is the salary range effective July 1, 2021.

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.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Please check all that apply:
  • I have earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher)
  • I have earned a Master's degree (or higher) in Nursing, Public Health or related field
  • I have an associate degree plus at least four (4) years of qualifying experience as a Registered Nurse
  • I have at least one year of full-time work experience as a Registered Nurse
  • I have two years or more of full-time work experience as a Registered Nurse
  • I have at least six months' experience providing communicable disease/tuberculosis services
  • I am substituting directly related experience on a year for year basis for the education requirement
  • None of the above


02

Please provide in the box below: RN License #: State of License: Date of licensure: Expiration Date:

03

Please check all of the boxes below which identify your experience:
  • Coordinating the work of others
  • Epidemiology or public health investigations experience
  • None of the above


04

This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies. Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to answer questions about disease related issues, clinic procedures, other available health services and schedule appointments for individuals whose primarily language is Spanish.
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question

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