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Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
16 days ago
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This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Are you looking for a new job that offers you…

  • Dynamic one-year orientation
  • Opportunity to make a difference by serving those most in need
  • A learning culture
  • Work life balance
  • Supportive team environment
  • Amazing benefits
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to address public health priorities. Focus on health education, health promotion and disease prevention
  • A signing bonus of $10,000 for new hires

Then look no further. come join the Fairfax county health department team and use your skills and abilities to “protect, promote and improve the health and quality of life for all who live, work and play in our community”

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.

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Nursing Research Education Coordinator (NREC) within the Health Services Division (HS). This position oversees the department-wide coordination of the Nursing Research Education Program. Coordinates and schedules training activities for the various public health service programs in Health Services. Actively researches, creatively designs, implements, and evaluates effective methods to train and develop skills, knowledge, and abilities required for successful performance in adult learners. Develops orientation programs for new HS employees and training activities for existing staff. In collaboration with the Workforce Strategist and Human Resource Manager, supports orientation efforts of new employees in other agency divisions. Provides professional consultation and guidance for employees and supervisors. Collaborates with community partners to address public health needs. Assists the health department in creating high-quality public health experiences for nursing students and intern programs by serving as a liaison between HS Division and universities. Facilitates research opportunities with the Health Services Division. Directly manages and provides oversight and direction to the HS Staff Development Team, Resource Nurse Program. Participates as a member of the Workforce Development Committee and other committees, and/or work groups as assigned.

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* This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $10,000.  

Illustrative Duties

Plans, develops, and manages a comprehensive public health program and serves as subject-matter expert for specialty areas;
 Sets program priorities, assesses workload demands, coordinates assignment of staff within a district office;
 Participates in establishment of priorities for projects and develops protocols for Patient Care Services;
 Plans public health education programs to update public knowledge and promote service utilization;
 Serves on work groups, task forces, committees, and community partnership activities;
 Writes, monitors, and evaluates grants;
 Consults with staff on patient health care plan and the existence and applicability of County and community resources in meeting health care needs;
 Develops, plans, participates in community development activities;
 Prepares public health communications, briefings, reports, and testimonies for court appearances;
 Presents programmatic reports of accomplishments, findings, and recommendations to County stakeholders;
 Coordinates county health services with other county, state, and federal public health agencies and social services;
 Evaluates the quality and efficiency of health care plans for community/site or client groups, particularly those considered high-risk;
 Evaluates effectiveness and cost efficiency of the County's health care in a specific
 program/specialty area or district office;
 Studies and analyzes data findings to identify emerging health care trends or risk factors and their associated implications;
 Implements recommendations for improving or closing gaps in service delivery, including development of targeted or specialty interventions;
 Participates in research to identify emerging technologies that would benefit program;
 Formulates, monitors, and executes budget for programmatic areas and assigned grants;
 Directly supervises select group of professional staff;
 Ensures that orientation and training is available and appropriate for new and existing staff in collaboration with the Nurse Education-Research Coordinator.
 Develops an education or learning strategy that prioritizes staff learning needs;
 Identifies professional development needs and assesses professional development plans;
 Coordinates assessment efforts to identify long-term training needs.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of nursing theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures required to provide public health nursing care;
 Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
 Knowledge of current practices, literature, and trends in public health nursing to include environmental, economic, psychological, social (e.g., family and group dynamics), cultural and linguistic issues or barriers impacting assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of health services to the community;
 Knowledge of consultation, teaching, and supervision methods and techniques;
 Knowledge of documentation, nursing diagnosis, and quality assurance;
 Knowledge of medical and legal policies, guidelines, principles, practices, and standards governing public health nursing as well as nursing specialization;
 Extensive knowledge of available community resources for referral and follow-up;
 Knowledge of planning, implementing, and evaluating public health nursing programs;
 Knowledge of budget and financial management principles and practices to include assessing costs relative to benefits of interventions and their outcomes;
 Knowledge of resources planning, management, and utilization;
 Knowledge of County personnel policies and practices governing the management and supervision of employees;
 Knowledge of management principles, practices, and techniques to include setting program priorities, assigning projects according to ability level and workload demands;
 Ability to perform complex technical nursing procedures and use medical equipment in delivering specialized services to the clients;
 Ability to manage human and/or facility emergencies and perform emergency treatments related to life-threatening conditions;
 Ability to interpret and apply the professional standards of nursing practice, County Health Department policies and procedures and applicable federal, state and County laws and regulations;
 Ability to build and develop relationships and partnerships with individuals and entities within and outside of the County;
 Ability to relate well to clients from varied backgrounds and different situations;
 Ability to manage or diffuse situations involving clients or County staff who may appear
 difficult, hostile or distressed;
 Ability to identify problems and make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions or
 judgments relating to client health care;
 Ability to assess the quality, appropriateness, implications, and impact of decisions or judgments made by others and identify courses of corrective action, where appropriate;
 Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals and groups of all sizes to include delivery of informal or formal presentations;
 Ability to participate in hearings or court cases, as necessary;
 Ability to prepare public health communications, technical and non-technical reports, briefings, testimonies, and other written material, for dissemination to media groups and the community;
 Ability to prepare written justifications for budget, personnel, or other resource requests and expenditures;
 Ability to conduct systematic and objective inquiry or evaluation of public health programs and services through data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and report results;
 Ability to apply or introduce technology to facilitate decision-making, enable electronic recordkeeping, and to support collaboration and foster communication across the nursing workforce and with the community;
 Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations, including a fast-paced work environment, hostile, manipulative or potentially dangerous situations, complex caseloads or multiple work sites;
 Ability to manage multiple programs, balancing stakeholder, staff, and client needs.


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.


  • Possession of current license or a multi-state licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (within 60 days)
  • AED - Required within 60 days     

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, child protective services, driving record check, and sanction screenings to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • Three or more years of curriculum development with the ability to develop and improve curricula and assess the effectiveness of curricula and instruction; proven ability to focus training on staff growth and future performance;
  • Three or more years of experience developing and implementing a Leadership Development curriculum;
  • Two or more years of experience in equipping staff with skills and behaviors that drive performance such as coaching, accountability, change management, influence, and communication;
  • Strong ability to synthesize data at an operational and strategic level; experience with
     competency based assessments, i.e. Learning Gap Analysis, a plus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include presentation skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population and ability take initiative and be proactive in addressing challenges;
  • Community engagement work - developing staff skills in the area of community engagement (PH 3.0); 
  • Proven ability in building strong partnerships internally and externally to the department.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook, experience with
    Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and SharePoint, a plus.
  • Two more years of experience supervising professional level staff.

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.

Panel interview and practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spani­­sh, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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.

Job ID: 72914662

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve over one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.

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