Public Health Nurse - PHN7 - Hybrid Schedule (Communicable Disease Control Division)

Boston Public Health Commission
South Boston, MA
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Job Description

  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.

Additional Information

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


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.

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