Richmond City Health District (RCHD) is on the forefront of Public Health and Population Health and is looking for an innovative, flexible Public Health Nurse (PHN) to join our team. The goal for our PHN team is to train staff to have a variety of expertise with public health nursing. The first point of focus for this PHN position will be communicable diseases such as STIs and HIV as well as primary prevention through our family planning services. This PHN will also promote disease prevention and prophylaxis through immunizations and rabies. This PHN will work in most of our clinical areas including our downtown location and 8 satellite health clinics throughout the city located in low-income housing communities. This role may also involve community outreach, COVID-19 response duties to meet agency needs, home visits and evening and weekend hours.
Additional skilled services will include: assists/participates with communicable disease assuring appropriate patient intervention and follow-up, abnormal laboratory results and other conditions. This nurse will promote awareness of health department and other community resources and coordinate referrals to outside agencies and physicians. Additionally, the PHN may assist in facilitating relationships among Richmond City Health District, Community-based health care providers and community members and is knowledgeable of social and economic conditions related to public health and public health nursing. The PHN will be able to display sound, independent nursing judgements, analyze and problem solve, and establish priorities, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the community.
Richmond City Health District’s MISSION: To expose and address the root causes of health disparities, protect healthy by preventing the spread of disease, and build health equity by partnering with communities and working collaboratively across sectors.
VISION: A culture of health in Richmond where all policies, programs, partnerships and places are designed to promote equity and thriving.
VALUES: Collaboration: Building strong, trusting relationships with communities, colleagues, and partners to achieve our shared goal of better health for all.
Innovation: Driving change through bold ideas and community-engaged research; adapting our strategies, partnerships and programs to meet the evolving needs of our city. Expertise: Providing dependable, evidence-based services and strategies; cultivating the growth and leadership potential of all employees.
Integrity: Respecting our communities, colleagues and partners through transparency, accountability and careful stewardship of public resources; pushing beyond our comfort zones to learn, connect, and lead together.
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. Other financial, credit, driving or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions. Completion of Statement of Economic Interest will be required upon employment.
In accordance with Executive Directive #18, as a condition of employment, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, to disclose their vaccination status. If you are the selected candidate, proof of vaccination will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. Employees that are not vaccinated must be tested weekly.
VDH requires all Health-Care Personnel (HCP) to provide documentation of immunization or evidence of immunity to the following: hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; a one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last dose of tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine was administered (Td or Tdap boosters shall be received every 10 years); and the current year’s seasonal influenza vaccination.
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Richmond City Health District
400 E. Cary Street
Richmond VA 23219