Arlington, Virginia
$73,632.00 - $112,507.20 Annually
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 05, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: This is a year-round position. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

The Public Health Nurse provides school health services as part of the School Health Bureau , Public Health Division in the Department of Human Services (DHS). This Nurse will provide school health services at various sites while traveling within Arlington to schools, public health clinics, other Department of Human Services Units, and to community buildings to facilitate services or to participate in meetings or task forces. The population served is culturally diverse.

Specific duties include:
Provides public health nursing services to assigned school age population and maintains professional license(s) and certifications as per job description.

  • Assesses the health care needs of students.
  • Identifies medically at-risk students; Creates care plans for these students.
  • Refers children with health problems/needs to care resources as appropriate.
  • Provides health education to students, parents, and staff on a variety of topics, including Family Life Education.
  • Reviews students' health documentation to ensure compliance with school entry requirements.
  • Plans and implements special screening procedures, including hearing and vision screenings.
Provides effective management of the school clinic.

  • Works with clinic aide to ensure an effective team approach to student services.
  • Provides routine first aid care and emergency care to students in the absence of the clinic aide.
  • Provides clinical guidance to the clinic aide and oversees student care.
  • Establishes effective communication with parents, school and DHS staff.
  • Participates in the continuous Quality Improvement process.
Implements public health priorities in the community.

  • Participates in Arlington's immunization clinic 2-3 Tuesday evenings per month.
  • Attends other occasional evening clinics, events or trainings.
  • Collaborates with the Community Health Protection Bureau in case finding and investigation.
  • Collaborates and consults with community in areas of health promotion as appropriate.
  • Participates in the Public Health Division's emergency preparedness and response activities.
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

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing plus one year of full-time work experience as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current, valid license to work as a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia*
  • Current CPR (CPR and AED) Certification
*If eligible from another state, the selected candidate will be allowed 60 days to obtain Virginia license.

Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related full-time experience on a year for year basis.

Desirables: Preference maybe given to candidates with additional background and/or experience including:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or a related field;
  • Public health work experience in a school setting;
  • Pediatric nursing experience;
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Special Requirements
Must be licensed or eligible for license by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in Virginia within 60 days of hire. 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. Possession of or eligibility to receive prescriptive authority in Virginia may be required depending upon the assignment. .

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid driver's license or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite.

A pre-employment background check will be conducted on candidates selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

The candidate selected will be required to complete a State of Virginia Central Registry check.

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