Public Health Nurse Iii - Liaison To Federally Qualified Health Center

Location
Reston, Virginia
Salary
$66,148.16 - $110,247.07 Annually
Posted
Sep 11, 2021
Closes
Sep 25, 2021
Ref
21-01855
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.

Participates in the Health Integration Team (HIT), providing a resource to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), local Health Departments, non-profit, and private health care organizations. HIT members include, the PHN III, the Social Services Specialist (SSS) and the Community Health Worker (CHW), who collaborate with the FQHC providers and staff. Delivers outreach, case finding, health promotion, education, care coordination, and disease prevention within the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and community setting in order to improve health outcomes and maximize individual's health potential. Directly supervises assigned CHWs and exercises considerable judgment in applying professional knowledge in solving multifaceted problems within established policies and practices. Serves as the liaison between the clinic and all Health Department services to include speech and hearing, optometry, environmental health issues, long term care, tuberculosis and maternity services. Implements public health nursing activities within the primary care and home setting, evaluates high risk clients, diverse populations, and assists with follow-up and referrals as needed. Informs, educates, and empowers clients and primary care center staff on topics related to communicable disease, health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.

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
Driver's License
AED-Required within 60 days
CPR -Required within 60 days

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred candidate will have knowledge and experience with chronic disease care-coordination, case management and/or health coaching. Experience with home visiting and cultural competence. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to reach out and maintain positive community relationships; work well with multi-disciplinary team members and community partners. Use of Motivational Interviewing techniques in previous work experience highly desired. Bilingual skills a plus.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a Child Protective Services (CPS) check, a driving record check, and a sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

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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