Virginia State Government Public Health Nurse Senior (CK) in Chesapeake, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

The Chesapeake Health Department is seeking an experienced Public Health Nurse to provide non-supervisory leadership and serve as a nursing program expert for the Nursing Home Preadmission Screening program. This position oversees patient caseloads, completion of screenings and submission of documents in accordance with policies and procedures; ensures demand is met through working with PAS clerical support and coordinates visits with Department of Social Services and other staff who perform screenings with in the health district; develops program goals, objectives, policies and procedures, reports program performance to funding sources and agency staff; serves as primary contact for staff and external inquirers about the program/service; monitors service delivery for compliance to applicable policies and procedures, and promotes the program to increase utilization and public awareness. In addition, this position will perform nursing assessments, may perform lab tests, take measurements, develop and implement care plans, including the administration of medication and case management.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION: Current RN license in State of Virginia. Must have current CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.

EXPERIENCE: Advanced knowledge of the principles & practices of public health nursing, available community resources & Pre-Admission screening protocols and policies. Demonstrated ability to work with other agencies and medical providers. Knowledge of program administration. Skill in communicating verbally & in writing with staff, patients, families, & other resources. Ability to exercise good independent judgment, set priorities and work with minimal supervision. Critical thinking skills. Ability to provide programmatic leadership to PHNs and ancillary staff. Proficiency in computer functions including keyboarding, email, Microsoft Office and knowledge of working with spread sheets and electronic medical records required. Required to maintain a valid driver’s license and adhere to VDH’s driver safety policy.

Preferred Qualifications

BSN or prior public health experience preferred. Previous experience with home visiting, case management, or working with the elderly or disabled preferred.

Special Requirements

Actions require licensure as RN by state code.

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. Required to maintain a valid driver’s license and adhere to VDH’s driver safety policy.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a re-advertisement. You must reapply if you wish to be considered.

A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, must be submitted on-line for consideration. No faxed, emailed or mailed applications accepted. Completed state applications are required for all positions. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. A resume will not substitute for a completed on-line State application. “See Resume” listed on the application will classify the application as incomplete. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application and must include complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may disqualify the application.

Please refer to your account to monitor the status of your application throughout the recruitment cycle.

Contact Information

Sarita Jordan



Working Title: Public Health Nurse Senior (CK)

Role Title: Rn II/Nurse Prct I/Phy Asst - 49113

Job Open Date: 07/17/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Negotiable to $58,000

Agency: Dept of Health (601)

Agency Website:

Location: Chesapeake - 550

Position Number: 04909

Job Posting Number: 1026764

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 05