Public Health Nurse Ii - Maternal Child Health (mch) Home Visiting Nurse

Location
Health Department, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Jan 29, 2022
Closes
Feb 19, 2022
Ref
22-00320
Hours
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.

Fairfax County Health Department's Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program offers two home visiting programs: MCH Field and Nurse Family Partnership. Multiple full-time Maternal Child Health Home Visiting Public Health Nurse II positions may be filled from this announcement for assignment to one of the home visiting programs at multiple District Office locations.

Provides home visiting services to high risk pregnant women, infants, and children in accordance with the specific home visiting program model. Helps transform the lives of vulnerable families using a multidisciplinary approach to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and family economic self-sufficiency. Applies public health nursing principles of case-finding, health promotion, anticipatory guidance and education, case management and disease prevention. Identifies, screens, and assesses clients for health risks and implements public health nursing interventions that focus on positive pregnancy and infant/child health outcomes. Provides parenting education, child health and development screening, evaluation and consultation. Possesses knowledge of community resources and refers clients as necessary. Collaborates with other professionals to assure appropriate care is provided, coordinates multi-disciplinary services, and supports families in attaining their targeted goals

For more information about Fairfax County Public Health Nurses, click here.

For more information about the Nurse-Family Partnership home visiting program, click here.

Health Department positions are designated as Emergency First Responder. Based on the emergency response deployment needs, this position may be deployed to support the emergency response service needs.

NOTE: Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This position includes a signing bonus of $2,000 for new hires.

Position may be underfilled as a Public Health Nurse I; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 one year post-licensure nursing experience.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This position may be underfilled as a Public Health Nurse I (Grade S22, $54,761.62 - $91,269.57). The Minimum Qualifications for the Public Health Nurse I are: graduation from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a Bachelor's Degree in nursing as determined by the Virginia State Board of Nursing; Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia - a contingency employment offer may be extended for candidates eligible to take the Registered Nurse examination.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Registered Nurse License
Driver's License
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred candidates will have two (2) years of post-licensure 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. Bilingual in Spanish and English highly preferred. Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends) desirable. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal abilities to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative connections with internal and external partners. Work independently and on interdisciplinary teams. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a sanction screening, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to walk, stand, sit, bend, 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. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.
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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