Job Posting for Boston Public Health Commission: Nurse Coordinator

Title: Nurse Coordinator

Organization: Boston Public Health Commission, Communicable Disease Control Division

Brief Summary of Position:

Under the direction of the CDC Division Head Nurse, coordinator plays a leadership role in the investigation and follow-up of communicable disease cases/outbreaks or other situations of public health concern.  Performs communicable disease surveillance, and implements prevention and control measures (including but not limited to vaccination) according to protocols for cases/outbreaks as assigned. Investigates and provides care and follow-up of contagious diseases. In conjunction with other Division staff, identifies patterns of communicable diseases and related risk factors, and provides health education and outreach as needed for communicable disease prevention and control.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with development of data collections tools and ensures complete, timely, and accurate collection of data.
  • Play a key role in communicable disease related epidemiologic activities.
  • Supervise subordinates as required. Assists in orientation of new staff and staff development programs.
  • Identify or develop resources as needed for case or outbreak follow-up.
  • Provide nursing support for CDC Division activities such as vaccination clinics and other disease control measures. activities as needed.
  • Provide nursing services at the TB Clinic, including phlebotomy, patient assessment, medication monitoring, TB skin testing, and education for patients and others.
  • Participate in and provides clinical support for special projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Participate in staff conferences, research activities, and meetings with community based or other agencies as requested.
  • Play a key role in providing education and outreach on communicable disease issues to health care providers, agencies, and community groups throughout the city. Acts as a resource on communicable disease related issues for IDB and other BPHC staff, non-BPHC providers, and community groups.
  • Collaborate with others throughout the Division to ensure public health preparedness for bioterrorism and other communicable diseases. May be required to perform duties of other IDB nurses.
    Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • RN licensed in MA & Bachelors degree in Nursing or related field required. Masters Degree in Nursing, Education, or Public Health preferred. 3-5 years Public Health experience required, including recent direct clinical experience.
  • Prior communicable disease experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills required with demonstrated leadership -and organizational skills.
  • Strong assessment, planning, evaluation and intervention skills. Excellent teaching and counseling abilities. Demonstrated ability to carry out responsibilities in the home, community, clinic, school, and/or other group settings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Prior phlebotomy experience preferred or willingness to learn.
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Creole, or Asian language) preferred.
  • Valid Mass. drivers license and daily access to working automobile required.

To Apply:  View full description and apply at: www.bphc.org