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Correctional Health Nurse II
Fairfax County, VA Fairfax, VA

Correctional Health Nurse II

Fairfax County, VA
Fairfax, VA
Expired: April 06, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $69,325 to $115,541 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Salary : $69,324.74 - $115,540.88 Annually

Location : FAIRFAX (FJ23), VA

Job Type: FT Hourly W BN

Job Number: 24-00905

Department: Sheriff

Opening Date: 04/06/2024

Closing Date: 5/3/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade: S25

Posting Type: Open to General Public

Job Announcement

*Correctional Health Nurse II $10,000 Hiring Bonus*

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing world-class public safety with honor, courage, and a dedication to service. We are one of the largest sheriff's offices in Virginia with over 600 professional men and women. We serve a population of over 1.1 million citizens in one of the most diverse counties in the nation. We are looking for medical professionals who want to contribute to the outstanding quality of life that Fairfax citizens currently enjoy. Works as a member of the Medical Services Branch located in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. As an individual and team contributor, provides patients with routine and emergency health care. Duties may include obtaining health histories on newly-incarcerated patients and, when necessary, making referrals of patients to the staff physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, mental health professional, or specialist in alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment. Ensures all medication is administered in accordance with standard operating procedures and as ordered by the authorizing authority. Serves as an assistant team supervisor; assists with the supervision of subordinate medical personnel and guides them in matters of policy, procedures, protocol, and discipline. Serves as the medical team training officer.

Schedule: The incumbent will be assigned to 12.5 hours night shift on a squad schedule, will work 15 days per month, equal to 87.5 hours per two-week pay period. The incumbent will receive additional pay, such as night and evening differential, foreign language stipend, holidays, environmental stipend. May receive annual performance increases as allowed by the county budget.
Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Serves as the team leader of the medical team on a 12.5-hour rotating shift;
  • Provides guidance and support to lower-level medical staff in the administration of appropriate and effective medical care to inmates;
  • Performs quality audits to ensure staff adheres to agency operating procedures and health care standards adopted by the American Correctional Association, the
    National Commission of Correctional Health Care, the Virginia Board of Corrections, and the Virginia Board of Health Professionals;
  • Conducts new hire orientation, peer monitoring and training;
  • Assists the supervisor with scheduling and the delegation of assignments;
  • Assists the supervisor with developing and implementing new initiatives, operational processes, and/or procedures;
  • Provides direct health care services to Adult Detention Center inmates;
  • Conducts admission interviews to gather medical, mental health and social histories;
  • Performs medical, dental and mental health screenings and/or assessments;
  • Provides therapeutic nursing services including administers tests (e.g., PPD, pregnancy testing) and injections, dispensing medications, and collecting vital signs;
  • Reviews and interprets laboratory and diagnostic test results for advanced level practitioner follow-up;
  • Assesses and identifies contributing or co-occurring mental health issues, determines risk of harm to self and/or others;
  • Monitors medical status of patients through the acute and chronic disease management and the withdrawal/detoxification of alcohol and drugs processes;
  • Triages and refers the patients to the staff physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, mental health or substance use disorder professional;
  • Administers medication as ordered by the authorizing authority and in accordance with standard operating procedures;
  • Documents all treatment and counseling on the appropriate records;
  • Ensures proper protective equipment is worn or used;
  • Maintains universal precautions and promotes their observance by all agency staff.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of nursing standards, theories, principles, practices, methods, and protocols;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policy and procedures relating to the nursing services provision;
  • Knowledge of training principles and techniques;
  • Knowledge of general operations in the Adult Detention Center;
  • Knowledge of available community resources for referral, continuity of care and/or community reintegration;
  • Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology (e.g., medication therapeutic use, side effects, contraindications), preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
  • Knowledge of federal and state pharmacology regulations specific to the storage, dispensing and administration of medications;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, addiction signs and symptoms, assessment techniques, and applicable treatment interventions;
  • Ability to effectively guide, educate and motivate nursing personnel;
  • Ability to assess and monitor the effects of medical and psychiatric medications;
  • Ability to maintain security of the work environment and comply with facility rules, regulations, policies and directives;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private organizations, and community medical and mental health providers;
  • Ability to maintain composure in fast-paced, potentially stressful situations.

Employment Standards

Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing; plus, one year of post-licensure experience as a nurse; or an associate's degree accredited by the National League for Nursing or equivalent program; plus, two years of post-licensure experience as a nurse.

  • Experience working in an Emergency Room (ER) or an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
  • Background working in correctional health.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) (Required)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Lie Support (ACLS) (Required within 12 months)
  • CCHP-RN Certification-Required within 12 months


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, pre-employment medical evaluation, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and tuberculosis check to the satisfaction of the employer.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to quickly assess an emergency and respond appropriately. Duties are performed in a correctional facility medical environment. Maintain physical requirements needed to perform duties. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home () and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.


Merit Positions

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • LiveWell Program
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Paid Leave (annual, sick, parental, volunteer activity, and more!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Continuous Learning Opportunities

NOTE: Fairfax County Government is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more information about the PSLF program:

For additional details please visit the

Non-Merit Positions
  1. Non-Merit Benefit Eligible: scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year.
    • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Program
    • Deferred Compensation
  2. Temporary: scheduled to work a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year.
    • No benefits


What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree


If you answered "Some college" for the highest level of education completed, please indicate the number of quarter or semester hours you have completed towards a degree.
  • Less than 45 quarter hours
  • 45 to less than 90 quarter hours
  • 90 to less than 135 quarter hours
  • 135 to less than 180 quarter hours
  • 180 or more quarter hours
  • Less than 30 semester hours
  • 30 to less than 60 semester hours
  • 60 to less than 90 semester hours
  • 90 to less than 120 semester hours
  • 120 or more semester hours
  • Not applicable


How many years of full-time equivalent post-licensure experience do you have as a nurse?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five or more years


Do you have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a current, valid license or multi-state licensure privilege to work as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia?
  • Yes
  • No


Have you graduated from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing?
  • Yes
  • No


Have you graduated from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing with an associate degree in nursing?
  • Yes
  • No


Have you graduated from a school of nursing in a registered nursing program (RN)?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have any experience working as a nurse in a correctional facility?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have any experience working as a nurse in an emergency room?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have any experience working as a nurse in an ICU unit?
  • Yes
  • No


This position's schedule is from 6:30pm to 7:00am (overnight shift). Are you able to work during these times?
  • Yes
  • No


In this position you will be required to work weekends and holidays. Are you able to work weekends and holidays?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question


Fairfax County, VA

Fairfax, VA
22035 USA

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