Public Health Nurse Iii - Mch Perinatal Substance Use Specialist

Fairfax, Virginia
$66,148.16 - $110,247.07 Annually
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 18, 2021
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.

The Public Health Nurse III provides comprehensive Maternal Child Health (MCH) public health nursing services using a multidisciplinary approach to women, children, and families, with a focus on those with substance use disorders. Supports coordination of MCH services and participates in home visits in collaboration with assigned Home Visiting PHN II to address health needs and social determinants that affect infant and family outcomes. Adheres to the policies and standards of MCH home visiting programs and serves as an expert resource for other staff regarding the complex issues affecting infants and families. Collaborates with Home Visiting PHN II, as subject matter expert, to develop and modify plans of care. Engages in outreach with community partners and develops collaborative relationships across the community to promote positive outcomes in families.

Employment Standards

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.

  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Driver's license.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

Two or more years of post-licensure nursing experience working with pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children. One year of experience preferred in home visiting case management in a public health/community setting serving culturally diverse families, including experience and comfort with providing services to clients with substance use disorder. Excellent communication skills, experience working with ethnically diverse populations and working on interdisciplinary teams. Ability to build, establish and maintain effective community partnerships (e.g. Health care providers). Excels in teamwork.

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 against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, 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.

Panel interview and may include 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 military status 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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