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Public Health Nurse Manager Winchester

  • 14 May 2021 4:40 PM
    Message # 10504644

    Position Title: Public Health Nurse Manager Department: Health Department Compensation Classification: Management Schedule 4, Grade E Step Range: $66,318 - $96,327 Date: 5-4-21 GENERAL DUTIES: Under the general direction of the Director of Public Health, this position is responsible for carrying out all public health nursing functions mandated by the MA Department of Public Health, the Winchester Board of Health and all relevant state laws and regulations. Administer nursing services, conduct disease control, and health protection efforts as part of a comprehensive public health program. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Maintains communicable disease surveillance in town, to include collaboration with the State Department of Public Health, and healthcare providers.  Assists in the enforcement of quarantine and isolation regulations.  Ability to receive communicable disease cases 24/7 and respond to those cases immediately, if warranted.  Collaborates with local health providers and other town departments to assess the need for and develop a range of preventative community health programs, e.g. annual and routine screenings, blood pressure clinics, etc.. Coordinates and conducts health education programs and pursues grants to support public health needs.  Operate and oversee the Immunization Program for the Health Dept. Plans and implements all aspects of clinics, including recruiting and supervising temporary staff and volunteers, acquiring supplies, conducting health education and advertising. Arranges and conducts public immunization clinics offered by the Health Dept. in a variety of settings, including home settings for homebound residents, office appointments and mass vaccination sites. Records vaccination data in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). Clinics include, but are not limited to:  Influenza, pneumococcal, TdaP, and shingles vaccination  Childhood routine immunizations for qualifying children  Annual HPV Clinic for High School Seniors  Arranges and conducts school-based flu vaccination clinics at all 7 public schools. Includes, but is not limited to, coordination with all school nurses, development of all relevant registration and information forms, hire and schedule licensed nurses, order vaccine and relevant supplies, etc. Coordinates flu vaccinations for school department staff as well.  Manages health insurance reimbursement program for vaccinations. Includes receiving training annually or more, working closely with the contracted reimbursement entity and providing training to all clerical staff. PHNPosition21  Knowledgeable of and works with electronic information systems including, but not limited to: MIIS, MAVEN, Electronic Death Registration System, etc.  Works with Health Department staff and other relevant town agencies to develop and maintain emergency preparedness plans.  Orders, maintains and distributes biologics (vaccines) and medication stocks, tracks usage, and ensures safety of supplies. Includes ordering and picking up biologics from the State Department of Public Health as necessary.  Assists residents in gaining access to health services from public or private health providers.  Generates, maintains and keeps confidential records as required by law.  Maintains relationships with local health providers to gather information on local health issues and develop cooperative programs.  Works with Health Department staff to investigate and control outbreaks associated with foodborne illness, swimming pools, etc.  Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduate of an accredited college with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.  Valid license as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts  Three or more years of general nursing experience in a clinical setting  Must possess a valid MA Driver's License PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in community public health or administering health prevention services. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of:  The principles and practices of public health nursing, including clinical methods and techniques.  Public health nursing services related to the development and implementation of preventative health programs.  Epidemiology and the principles and practices of communicable and infectious disease control.  Relevant Federal, State and local laws, regulations and codes.  Principles and procedures related to HIPAA. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  Supervises hired temporary staff, including licensed medical staff and non-medical staff that assist with clinics as well as, disease investigation and follow up. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction and control of the Director of Public Health. Will report to the Director on a regular basis as is necessary in the judgment of the Director in scheduling and carrying out the job duties described above. PHNPosition21 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK CONDITIONS Works in a variety of settings and travels to offsite locations. Work involves exposure to potential biohazards, communicable diseases, and unsanitary living conditions. Handles a variety of medical equipment including syringes, blood pressure cuffs, and vaccines. Some work is performed in a normal office environment; however there may be limited time outdoors subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Operates office equipment including computer, printer, fax, copy machine, etc. 

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