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Public Health Nurse

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A completed application on-line at for consideration by 11:59 PM of the closing date. No faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will be accepted.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Public Health Nurse
Role Title Registered Nurse I - 49112
Job Open Date 08/22/2017
Job Close Date 09/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Negotiable to $51,500
Agency Dept of Health (601)
Agency Website
Location Highland - 091
Position Number 00879
Job Posting Number 1028150
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Q-Status (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Quasi Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1Q
Pay Band 04
Job Description

Registered Nurse for Generalist position in Public Health, with focus on community and staff education district wide; communicable disease prevention; immunizations, school health; and WIC nutrition services. Principles of Public Health including epidemiology, community assessments, family and community dynamics, case management, physical assessment, interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques. Knowledge: Basic knowledge of emergency and disaster preparedness a plus. Skills: basic computer skills. Abilities: Problem-solving, organization/priority setting, interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, flexibility and able to function with high degree of independence. Must be a registered nurse in Virginia. Public Health Nursing or experience in a community health focused position is preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing is highly preferred. 32 hour a week position with flexed hours covering 5 days a week.

Minimum Qualifications

Registered Nurse, licensed in Virginia. Graduate from an accredited nursing program. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to make independent nursing judgments and decisions.

Preferred Qualifications

BSN Desired, Public Health experience desired

Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions. VDH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A completed application on-line at for consideration by 11:59 PM of the closing date.
No faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will be accepted.

Contact Information

Name Diane Kopcial, MSN
Phone 540-463-3185

300 White Street
Lexington, VA 24450

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you licensed as a Registered Nurse in Virginia and graduated from an accredited nursing program?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Do you have Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited School of Nursing?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Please describe your public health experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter