Public Health Nurse Iv - Nurse Manager School Health Services

Annandale Va 22003, Virginia
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the public health field, we are committed to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

Under the direction of the Division Director, School Health Services, the Public Health Nurse IV (PHN IV) for School Health supervises and manages a team of professional/paraprofessional staff, including Public Health Nurse IIs and IIIs, and School Health Aides. The PHN IV promotes and supports population health by providing management, leadership, public health, and nursing expertise. Must be a highly professional service-oriented leader with strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Uses quality improvement and performance management processes and/or techniques to improve service delivery and student health outcomes. As a member of the School Health Management team, collaborates with colleagues to support and enhance school health services. Works within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams to achieve desirable outcomes for students, families, and communities. Promotes individual and population health by assuring the quality and accessibility of school health services, preventing the spread of disease, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery.

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 five years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in an equivalent health care setting whose focus was primarily prevention services and community education, including three years in a public health/community health setting. Qualifying experience may include experience in ambulatory care settings such as outpatient clinics that incorporate community outreach/education as part of services or specialty settings that incorporate teaching, community outreach, resource referrals, etc. as part of a health care continuum; plus at least one year of supervisory experience.

  • Possession of current license or a multi state licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (within 60 days)
  • AED - Required within 60 days

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a Child Protective Services, sanction screenings, and a driving record check 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.

Preferred candidate will have a Masters' degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Nursing, or a related degree with at least four years of progressive leadership experience in public health or community health supporting population health in a culturally diverse setting. At least two or more years of post-licensure experience providing health services to school aged children in a school setting and at least four years of demonstrated experience working in a public health or community health setting working within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams. Minimum two years of direct supervisory experience or demonstrated work experience monitoring and directing the work of others. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal abilities to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population. Highly desirable to have experience with care coordination of children with special needs, health promotion/health education, and data management and reporting. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external partners.

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 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 practical 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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