PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Expiring today

Location
Virginia
Salary
$73,632.00 - $112,507.20 Annually
Posted
Nov 19, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Ref
6113-22E-DHS-TT
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is seeking a professional nurse for its unique community-based Nursing Case Management Program (NCM). ADSD provides a comprehensive array of services to older adults, adults with mental health needs, and those with developmental disabilities. NCM supports and empowers older adults and caregivers to achieve and maintain an optimal level of health in the community through home visits and care coordination with service providers. Services are designed specifically to prevent unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and premature placement in long-term care residences.

The candidate will join a team of dedicated professionals in the Community Supports and Coordination Bureau (CSCB), including human services aides, social workers/human services clinicians, mental health therapists and other aging specialists. and be responsible for direct nursing care for an assigned caseload, to include work on state mandated pre-screenings.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing home visits, which constitute approximately 80% of working hours and entail proving initial and comprehensive assessments of clients' medical and psychosocial needs;
  • Conducting ongoing medical monitoring and education of clients;
  • Coordinating clients' medical care;
  • Linking clients with appropriate resources;
  • Performing assessments as part of nursing home pre-screenings; and
  • Working on special projects and committees, including the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education CDSME training and group facilitation and monitoring support for Long Term Care Residences in Arlington as part of COVID-19 response.
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); and
  • Licensed to work as a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia*
    • *If eligible from another state, candidate will be allowed 60 days to obtain license.
Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related experience on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience or education in one or more of the following:

  • Master's Degree in nursing or public health;
  • Nursing case management experience;
  • Working in a home visitation-related program using mobile electronic documentation systems; and/or
  • Providing case management to older adults, individuals with developmental disabilities, or adults with serious mental illness.

Special Requirements
Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon 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.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

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