- Carries out communicable disease surveillance, prevention, and control measures for the City of Boston.
- Investigates reports of communicable diseases including pathogens of public health importance, reported outbreaks, or other situations of public health concern, including emerging pathogen events.
- Conducts field investigations (including home and site visits) and implements preventive and control measures as needed.
- Provides nursing services at the BMC TB Clinic, including patient assessment, patient/family/significant other education, medication monitoring, and tuberculin skin testing.
- Assists with surveillance and control activities for mass casualty events
- 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 re education and outreach to community-based agencies, health care facilities and providers, individuals, and other internal and external stakeholders in matters related to infectious diseases
- 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
- Performs other duties as required.
- Licensed to practice as Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
- BSN or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field required with minimum of two years of clinical or public health experience, except that 8 years clinical or public health experience (health education, outreach) may be substituted for a BSN or Bachelor's Degree
- Masters in Public Health degree may be substituted for one year of experience.
- 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.
City of Boston Residency Required, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply Shift
40 hours/week M-F 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00 or alternate shift to be determined by the Division. Position may require occasional weekend, holiday, or evening hours.Hybrid Schedule is subject to BPHC's temporary teleworking policy.