This position includes a sign-on bonus of $5,000 for new County employees.
This is a job-share position, part-time, 20-hours/week.
The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. We invite you to apply to become a member of our thriving workforce, together making a difference in the health of our community!
Participates in the Health Integration Team (HIT), providing a resource to Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), local health department, non-profit, and private health care organizations. HIT members include, the PHNIII, the Social Services Specialist (SSS) and the Community Health Worker (CHW). Delivers outreach, case finding, health promotion, education, care coordination, and disease prevention in the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and community setting in order to improve health outcomes and maximize individual's health potential. Directly supervises assigned CHWs and exercises considerable judgment in applying professional knowledge in solving multifaceted problems within established policies and practices. Public health nurses serve as the liaison between the clinic and all health department services to include speech and hearing, optometry, environmental health issues, long term care, tuberculosis and maternity services. This position implements public health nursing activities within the primary care and home setting. Evaluates high risk clients, diverse populations, and assists with follow-up and referrals as needed. Informs, educates, and empowers clients and primary care center staff on topics related to communicable disease, health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. Also supports the Care Support program, a referral navigation program, and the Maternal and Child Health-Health Integration program, connecting clients to prenatal care, primary care, and SDoH resources.
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.
* This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $5,000.
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 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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Valid driver's license
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation- CPR/First Aid (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A Tuberculosis test.
This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Work well with multi-disciplinary team members and community partners.
Knowledge and experience with chronic disease care-coordination, case management and/or health coaching.
Ability to reach out and maintain positive community relationships.
Experience with home visiting and cultural competence.
Use of Motivational Interviewing techniques in previous work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employee is required 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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include a 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.
Fairfax County is one of the premier centers of commerce and technology in the United States. Governed by a 10-member Board of Supervisors, it is among the highest income counties in the country. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia and continues to be a cornerstone within the regional Washington, D.C. economy. Fairfax County has been nationally recognized as a leader in government performance measurement, garnering the International City and County Management Association's Center for Performance Measurement Certificate of Excellence every year since 2009. The county continues to maintain an exception Triple A bond rating. Only eight states, 37 counties (including Fairfax), and 37 cities hold this distinction.
With a large diverse and dynamic economy, Fairfax County is home to eleven Fortune 500 company headquarters as of 2020 and more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
Fairfax C...ounty has an excellent school system and is a national leader in K-12 public education. As the 10th largest school division in the U.S. serving a diverse student population of more than 188,000 students, the public school system is one of the highest-rated school systems in America. The County is also a leader in higher education and houses the campuses of five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.