Virginia State Government Public Health Nurse #NF01856 in Norfolk, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description



Are you a nurse who loves working with expecting and new mothers along with young children? Do you enjoying working in the community? The Norfolk Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated Registered Nurse to become a member of our district’s BabyCare program. This program primarily provides nurse case management services to low income pregnant women at high risk of poor birth outcomes to ensure healthy babies and the tools needed to be effective parents. Specific program areas include: case management of medical services, pregnancy screening and referrals, prenatal care education, child safety education, and child development education. Collaborates and participates with local organizations and boards to promote positive prenatal health. Plans and coordinates patient services with department staff, support services and community agencies to assure continuity of care and desired outcomes. This nurse will foster opportunities to reduce health disparities. This nurse will independently provide professional public health nursing care with individuals, community groups, partnerships, coalitions and other key players to achieve program objectives related to improving birth outcomes by ensuring pregnant women and infants receive all the services they need within the District. Assists clients to access services through health department, private providers and community agencies. Documents interventions according to program and agency protocol. Service setting is primarily within the community, in the homes of clients, but includes some on-site clinical services. Works with supervisor and Babycare team to plan, implement and evaluate services to address Healthy People objectives, VDH and District priorities. This nurse may also assist and work in the health department clinics and will also participate in agency or city emergency preparedness and events.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have knowledge, skills and abilities related to principles and practice of professional nursing, public heath/community health nursing, home visiting, maternal and child health and experience in administering and interpreting childhood immunizations. The candidate will have the ability and skill to work well independently and as a team member. Candidate must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Possess significant skills and ability to teach and work effectively with community groups, establish partnerships and collaborate to achieve program objectives. Candidate must have strong skills and abilities to critically process the needs & resources of clients, families, and the community along with the ability to teach individual and groups, to work effectively with persons with complex socio-economic situations and diverse cultural backgrounds. Effective MS Office computer skills are a necessity. Candidate must possess an unrestricted RN licensure in Virginia or a compact state and valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer BSN or equivalent training and experience. Advanced public health practice or community experience is desirable. Experience in case management and bilingual English/ Spanish skills are a plus.

Special Requirements

Unrestricted RN licensure in Virginia or a compact state required. Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation for work-related travel (mileage reimbursed for work-related travel).

Special Instructions to Applicants

If this position is offered and accepted by you: 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. Employment is conditional on successful results of a background investigation. VDH accepts only on-line applications. Faxed, emailed or mailed applications will not be considered. A COMPLETE APPLICATION, INCLUDING ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, SALARY HISTORY AND EDUCATION/TRAINING must be submitted online at by 11:59pm EST on the recruitment closing date to be considered.

Contact Information


Carolyn A. Abron




830 Southampton Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510

Working Title: Public Health Nurse #NF01856

Role Title: Registered Nurse I - 49112

Job Open Date: 04/16/2018

Job Close Date: 06/25/2018

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

Hiring Range: Negotiable to $55,000.00

Agency: Dept of Health (601)

Agency Website:

Location: Norfolk - 710

Position Number: 01856

Job Posting Number: 1036672

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

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

Pay Band: 04