Goverment Jobs
December 13, 2019
Fairfax (hh12), Virginia
Job Type


Job Announcement

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is recruiting for a Behavioral Health Nurse Manager to join a state of the art, multi-disciplinary team at Woodburn Place Crisis Care Program, a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders who are in psychiatric crisis. Services include: crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling, case management, psychiatric/medication management, nursing assessments, social and medical detoxification and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services. The CSB is a large public behavioral health care system that provides a comprehensive array of services.Supervises a group of behavioral health nurses in the delivery of appropriate medical and clinical services. Works with nurse practitioner, physician, nursing and counseling staff to ensure that clients medical and clinical problems are treated appropriately.Ooversees the assessment of clients need for medical vs. social detoxification, in concert with the nurse practitioner and physician and if unable to provide services in the Crisis Care setting, will refer to next level of care. Provides direct care, medication management, and case management services including biopsychosocial assessment, nursing diagnosis, supportive counseling, psychoeducation programming, nursing interventions, and crisis intervention treatment.

Schedules24 hour/7 day a week medical coverage for the program.Ensures that records are in compliance with state and licensure quality care standards. This position involves day, evening and weekend hours as well as on-call hours. Position is designated as Emergency Personnel.

Note: To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video "CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community"

Illustrative Duties

  • Supervises nurses and/or multi-disciplinary teams of medical and non-medical service providers;
  • Provides supervision and coordination for medication/medical services, including but not limited to delivery of medication, monitoring medication room, and inventorying medications;
  • Supervises and/or provides direct nursing client care in a full range of individual and group counseling and case management services, to include relapse prevention, community maintenance, adaptive behavior change, crisis intervention and stabilization;
  • Performs physical/mental health assessments, including laboratory testing of new clients at intake and to clients on an ongoing basis as case manager;
  • Monitors and assesses clients for risk of harm to self and/or others;
  • Develops treatment plans and adapts treatment interventions and approaches;
  • Documents assessments, treatment plans and quarterly reports on clinical status of clients;
  • Monitors and documents medication trials;
  • Monitors client responses to psychobiological and nursing interventions, medications and other treatments;
  • Develops and implements programs, activities and services, including training and educational activities;
  • Researches and provides liaison for available community, private and government resources and support for clients requiring multiple services;
  • Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations and statutes;
  • Performs quality assurance reviews;
  • Participates in the assessment and identification of the need to expand services to address emerging issues or service gaps in the Community Services Board's service delivery system, making recommendations for improvements or changes;
  • Provides staff supervision, assigns, reviews and plans the work of subordinates, including performance evaluations, employee development and selection;
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of nursing standards, theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders and addiction signs and symptoms, assessment techniques, treatment interventions and approaches;
  • Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology (e.g., side effects, contraindications), preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines for medication clinics and treatment centers;
  • Knowledge of available County, state, community, corporate and private resources and support for clients with mental and/or co-occurring substance use disorders/physical/mental illness;
  • Ability to conduct mental and physical health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to assess and monitor the effects of psychotropic and other medications;
  • Ability to identify co-occurring conditions and assess level of risk to self and others;
  • Ability to develop, prepare and conduct programs, activities, presentations and services;
  • Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
  • Ability to conduct performance evaluations and implement personnel procedures;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to work as a supervisor/case manager in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following; graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in nursing; plus 3 years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in the specialty area of psychiatric mental health nursing, substance use disorders, intellectual disability, or relevant clinical specialty.

Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement.

  • Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.
  • Valid driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) and must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional ? Adult (QMHP-A) (Requiredwithin 3 months)
  • First Aid and CPR certification within 3 months of appointment and maintained throughout Community Services Board employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and sanction screeningto the satisfaction of the employer.A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).


  • Three or more years of post-degree, licensure experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in an intensive treatment group home, hospital emergency department or psychiatric unit, community-based behavioral emergency services, and/or crisis stabilization setting.
  • Experience and strong skills in the assessment and treatment of medical illnesses and detoxification services
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Currently certified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP-A).

Ability to lift up to 20 lbs., provide care/assistance, including physically assisting adults in activities of daily living; sit; walk; stand; bend; climb stairs. Ability to read/write notes in electronic health record & chart; communicate in person/on phone; observe client behavior & appearance.Transport clients & supplies in agency vehicles.All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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

For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.

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 nursing 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
Do you have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multi-state licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia?

  • Yes
  • No
In reference to the previous question, indicate the license number(s) and the expiration date(s).

    How many full-time equivalent years of post-licensure experience do you have as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area of psychiatric mental health nursing, substance use disorders, intellectual disability, or relevant clinical specialty?

    • 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 to less than six years
    • Six to less than seven years
    • Seven to less than eight years
    • Eight years or more
    Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?

    • Yes
    • No
    How many years of full-time professional experience do you possess as a Registered 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
    How many years of full-time equivalent professional nursing supervisory experience do you possess?

    • None
    • Less than one year
    • One to less than two years
    • Two to less than three years
    • Three to less than four years
    • Four years or more
    How many years of full-time professional level nursing experience do you possess in the area of management and/or clinical service delivery to individuals undergoing medically assisted detoxification?

    • None
    • Less than one year
    • One to less than two years
    • Two to less than three years
    • Three to less than four years
    • Four years or more
    Are you certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP-A)?

    • Yes
    • No
    Which of the following nursing care tasks have you performed? (Check all that apply)

    • Nursing assessments
    • Nursing care plan development
    • Nursing care plan implementation
    • Nursing care plan documentation in an electronic health record
    • Management of a caseload
    • Work with adaptive equipment
    • Training
    • Discharge planning
    • None of the above
    The position requires travel to various sites for client visits and other meetings. Are you able to satisfy this requirement?

    • Yes
    • No
    This position is considered "essential," which requires the incumbent to report to work regardless of the county's operating status (open or closed). Are you able to report to work in time of weather or other emergencies?

    • Yes
    • No

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