Job Posting for The Town of Needham Health and Human Services, Public Health Division: Public Health Nurse IE-20

Title: Public Health Nurse IE-20

Organization: The Town of Needham Health and Human Services, Public Health Division

Brief Summary of Position:

Needham seeks a highly qualified individual for the full-time position of Public Health Nurse.  This position will perform a variety of nursing, policy, and health education functions.

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of work experience in nursing or public health is required, and ideally experience in both fields. Part-time and volunteer experience will be considered.
  • Active and valid Massachusetts licensure as a Registered Nurse, a current and valid certification in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is desired, although a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as public health, education, or social work will be considered when combined with licensure as a Registered Nurse and nursing work experience.
  • Nursing experience in a community health setting, ambulatory care setting, or with unique populations is not required but is considered a plus.
  • A background in policy and/or community education attained through either significant work experience or through the achievement of a graduate degree in public health, education, or a related field is highly desired.
  • While a CPR certification is required, a current and valid certification as an instructor in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is desired.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct communicable disease investigation, surveillance, and case management, including investigating outbreaks and conducting epidemiological surveys of all cases of diseases dangerous to the public health.
  • Deliver health screening programs and wellness clinics and influenza vaccination clinics.
  • Present classes and trainings to community groups and write articles for newspapers and community publications across a broad range of health topics including general wellness, safety from mosquito and tick-borne illnesses, and mental health promotion.
  • Collaborate with first responder agencies and municipal departments as an active member of the Town’s emergency management team; this work will include managing the trainings, exercises, and deployments of Needham’s Medical Reserve Corps.
  • Prepare reports, maintain confidential records, and research public health and medical studies as well as evidence-based practices to inform the development of policies.

Salary/Benefits:

$61,250 to $76,811

To Apply:

Please forward your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application by:

Email:   hr@needhamma.gov; or

Fax:      781-455-0165; or

Mail:     Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

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