The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information.
Under the direction of an Assistant Director of Health Services, promotes and supports population health by providing leadership, management, and nursing expertise. Oversees the day to day operations of a public health clinic services unit, located within a designated district office. Leads and directs a team of public health nurses and paraprofessional staff in providing services that include but are not limited to: pregnancy testing, immunizations, HIV/AIDS services, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, tuberculosis testing and treatment, and refugee assessments. Manages the overall function, efficiency and effectiveness of a district office, with human capital resources and budget responsibilities including capital equipment and clinic facilities management. Uses quality improvement and performance management processes and/or techniques to improve clinical services for the site and the program. Researches, collects and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to make informed decisions, makes recommendations and implements process improvement changes. Collaborates and consults within multidisciplinary and multiagency teams in order to achieve desirable outcomes for families and communities. Participates in programs to enhance community health services and education. Promotes individual and population health by assuring the quality and accessibility of health services, preventing the spread of disease, promoting and encouraging health behaviors, and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery
Note:This position may be underfilled as a Public Health Nurse III; the underfill requirements are stated bellow in the Employment Standards section. Multiple positions may be hired from this announcement.
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 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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of current license or a multi state licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS: Public Health Nurse III, Grade S26 ($65,493.17 - $109,155.49 Annually) 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. Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.
Masters' degree in public health, public administration, nursing, or a related degree.
Three years of progressive leadership experience in a high-volume public health, community health clinic supporting population health in a culturally diverse setting.
At least three years of demonstrated experience working on multidisciplinary and/or multi-agency team(s).
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services.
Strong problem solving, critical thinking skills, and a high level of professionalism is required when dealing with peers, clients and individuals within the community.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail, and strong interpersonal abilities to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external partners.
Preferred candidates will have at least two years of direct supervisory experience overseeing, monitoring, and directing the work of others.
Demonstrates continuous learning and professional development opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth.
Must have a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.
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: 20-01234
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.
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