Job Posting for Boston Public Health Commission: Public Health Nurse

Title: Public Health Nurse

Organization: Boston Public Health Commission, Communicable Disease Control Division

Details: 40 hours/week M-F 8:00-4:30 or 9:30-6 or alternate shift to be determined by the Division. Position may require occasional weekend, holiday, or evening hours.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Carries out communicable disease surveillance, prevention, and control measures for the city of Boston.
  • Investigates reports of communicable diseases including (but not limited to) smallpox, reported outbreaks, or other situations of public health concern, including potential bioterrorism events.
  • Conducts field investigations (including home and site visits) and implements preventive and control measures as needed.
  • Provides nursing services at the BPHC TB Clinic, including phlebotomy, patient assessment, patient/family/significant other education, medication monitoring, and skin testing.
  • Assists with surveillance and control activities for mass casualty events including bioterrorism.
  • Collects epidemiologic data as needed for analysis of communicable diseases within Boston.
  • Provides nursing support for CDC Division including vaccine clinics and other projects or activities as needed.
  • Acts as a resource for other health care providers and the community in matters related to infectious diseases, including (but not limited to) bioterrorism and immunization. Provides outreach and education regarding communicable diseases (including but not limited to bioterrorism and immunizations) to community based agencies, health care facilities and providers, individuals, and groups.
  • Participates in staff conferences and meetings, other departmental and community committees, research activities, quality improvement activities and program planning as requested.
  • Collaborates with others throughout the Division to ensure public health preparedness for bioterrorism or other mass casualty events.
  • Performs other duties (including but not limited to those of other CDC Division nurses) as required.


  • Current license to practice professional nursing in Massachusetts (RN license)
  • BSN or a Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field with minimum of two years of public health nursing experience.
  • Masters in Public Health degree may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Prior phlebotomy experience preferred or willingness to learn.
  • Prior experience working with infectious diseases preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in working with diverse ethnic, cultural & socio-economic groups.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out responsibilities in the home, community & group settings.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word or comparable software required.
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish or Asian language).
  • Current Massachusetts drivers license and own vehicle.

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