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 field, we are committed to protecting, promoting and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community. Fairfax County is one of 70 counties participating in the Built for Zero movement, which is a rigorous national change effort working to help a core group of committed communities end veteran and chronic homelessness.
Must be passionate about social justice and is eager to use their knowledge, skills and abilities to advance the county's efforts to promote health equity in our community. Providing healthcare access to vulnerable and underserved populations is an important cause with ever-growing relevance. Serves individuals/families who are homeless as an essential member of the Homeless Healthcare Program (HHP) team at the newly constructed Bailey's Shelter. Provides direct medical services including diagnosing and treating, to homeless individuals residing in and out of the shelters, at drop-in sites, through street outreach, at hypothermia venues, or wherever homeless individuals may be found. Participates in the Medical Respite Program (MRP), an interdisciplinary patient care team (Health Department, Community Services Board and Department of Family Services) tasked with coordination and implementation of the MRP while addressing social determinants of health. Clinical services are provided under the general direction of the Director of Health, with little or no on-site presence. Works in partnership with the Office to End Homelessness, primary care, acute care, specialty care and behavioral health providers to promote a person-centered approach.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of public health nurse practitioner/medical theory and practice; Knowledge of various laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; Knowledge of effects of prescribed medications and when their usage is indicated; Ability to obtain histories and perform physical examinations, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; Ability to assess medical records and results of tests; Ability to communicate effectively with clients, medical professionals, health care professionals and citizens.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing; plus a master's degree in nursing as a clinical nurse practitioner. Depending upon area of assignment, may require one year of experience as a certified nurse practitioner.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Licensed to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia.
National Provider Identifier.
Controlled Substance Registration (DEA)
CPR - Required within 60 days
AED- Required within 60 days
Has obtained national certification as a nurse practitioner.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a sanction screening, and a tuberculosis test to the satisfaction of the employer.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, climb stairs and carry equipment or young children up to 25 lbs. in weight. Uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The preferred candidate will have four or more years of experience as a certified family nurse practitioner. Experience working in a public health or community health setting providing care to the underserved and/or unsheltered homeless populations. Position requires candidate to work independently and on interdisciplinary teams. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Experience promoting health initiatives designed to promote health equity and strong community engagement. Ideal candidate will have exposure to population health and health integration initiatives. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated, results driven, and detail oriented. Experience and knowledge of Health Department policies and procedures is a plus. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.
Internal Number: 19-02242
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County, located just west of the nation’s capital, is a great place to live, work, play and do business. With over 400 square miles of land area, the county has the largest population in number of employed residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is one of the strongest business communities in the world. It is one of the premier centers of commerce and technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, 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.