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 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$67204 - 115648
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Nursing - Clinic RN
Nursing - Nurse Practitioner/Advanced
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2474213 / Latpro-3688078 
Date posted: Jun-14-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$67,204.80 - $115,648.00 Annually


VA 22204, VA

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Department of Human Services

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Position Information

The Arlington County Department of Human Services has a full-time vacancy for a Nurse Practitioner within its Public Health Division. This Licensed Nurse Practitioner is part of a team within the Community Health Protection Bureau with a primary focus on disease control and prevention in the community. This employee will provide mandated services that includes surveillance and investigation of diseases and outbreaks, and will provide specialized medical care and treatment to clients under the clinical supervision of a licensed physician.

This Licensed Nurse Practitioner will be a member of an inter-disciplinary team including a Physician, Public Health Nurses, Outreach Workers and a Clinic Aide, serving a culturally and ethnically diverse population.

To learn more about Arlington County's Public Health Services, please click here.

Clinical responsibilities are within the Licensed Nurse Practitioner's scope of training and practice and includes:

  • Performing physical examinations and conducting diagnostic procedures;
  • Gathering and documenting medical histories;
  • Ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory screening and diagnostic tests and analyzing results;
  • Assessing findings and developing care plans for follow-up treatment;
  • Making referrals;
  • Developing treatment plans, including the prescribing and dispensing of medication;
  • Providing clinical consultation to other members of the clinical team; and
  • Educating and counseling clients on health issues.

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .
Selection Criteria

Note:  This recruitment may be used to fill other current and/or future Nurse Practitioner vacancies.

Minimum: A resume and letter of interest in required.

  • Registered Nurse with a current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia or licensed in a State other than the Commonwealth of Virginia and eligible for endorsement by the Board of Nursing to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Must be a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or licensed in another state and eligible for endorsement by the Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Current CPR and AED Certification.

Desirable:   Preference may be given to applicants with at least one year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and/or experience in one or more of the following:

  • Family Health;
  • Tuberculosis Control;
  • Public Health; and
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information. There is a Virginia State Central Registry check requirement.

Additional Information

Work hours: Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with some weekly evening hours for clinic. Some weekend and holiday hours with compensation may be required as well as Duty Officer responsibilities for after hours calls.

Salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2019.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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