Childhood Immunization Resource Nurse (Public Health Nurse II)
Fairfax County Government
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 22-00765
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.
Under general supervision, works as part of the Health Services Division assigned to the Childhood Immunization Team which consists of Public Health Nurses and Administrative Assistants who serve as a mobile immunization staffing unit assigned across various service delivery sites. Assigned locations include public health clinics, public schools, and community settings.
Serves as an immunizer and provides direct service delivery of school required immunizations to children and adolescents. Obtains and assesses immunization histories, identifies immunization needs, and develops immunization administration plans. Provides immunization-related health education and provides referrals to community resources as needed. Collaborates with team members across the agency and partner agencies as needed to improve the health of the community.
Note: This is a non-merit E-Status temporary position. Cannot exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Appointee is eligible for limited employee benefits (including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage) and participation in flexible spending programs, but not eligible to earn leave, holiday pay or retirement benefits.
Work Schedule: May vary depending on the assignment. Must be accessible for assignments Monday through Friday and occasional evenings and weekends.
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.
Experience providing immunization services to school aged children in ethnically diverse populations.
Proficiency in intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
Adheres to established infectious disease control standards and precautions.
Must have a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with students, parents, and colleagues.
Demonstrates excellent oral 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 well independently and on interdisciplinary teams.
Proficiency in the use of databases and electronic applications related to the documentation and management of immunizations.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's License (Required)
Registered Nurse License (VA) (Required)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 may be subject to a 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.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, sanctions screening and driver's license check 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 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 may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview; may include 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. 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.