PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE - COMMUNITY HEALTH PROTECTION

Location
Virginia
Salary
$74,380.80 - $113,651.20 Annually
Posted
Jan 14, 2022
Closes
Feb 18, 2022
Ref
6113-22D-DHS-DB
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

The Community Health Protection Bureau in the Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a Public Health Nurse (PHN). The PHN will support programs aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of communicable diseases in the community: Disease Surveillance and Investigation, Tuberculosis (TB), and Vulnerable Populations. The primary responsibilities include investigating suspected or confirmed cases of illness, providing disease prevention and control measures, conducting newcomer health assessments, and delivering case management to clients with TB. This position will serve a culturally and linguistically diverse population.

To learn more about our Public Health services, please visit PHB .

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing nursing services in Chest Clinic, including one evening weekly;
  • Managing active and latent TB cases;
  • Conducting health intakes for refugees and asylees;
  • Monitoring and investigating cases of reportable communicable diseases;
  • Documenting all investigations and recommendations given in state and local electronic databases;
  • Leading outbreak investigations including contact follow-up and epidemiological links;
  • Performing community-based outreach and public education activities; and
  • Participating in activities associated with emergency planning and response as a member of Public Health Emergency Response, including, but not limited to, participation in public health vaccination clinics.
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
Note: This announcement may be used to fill future similar vacancies.

Minimum:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing;
  • One (1) 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 from hire 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 a Master's degree in a related field and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Clinical epidemiology or communicable diseases;
  • Using the Virginia Department of Health databases;
  • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish; and
  • Providing clinical TB services.

Special Requirements
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid driver license, or have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of their official state/district 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.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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