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Chief PHN Framingham

  • 18 Aug 2022 7:02 PM
    Message # 12888375

    CPHN Framingham.pdf

    Chief Public Health Nurse

    DEPARTMENT: Health

    SALARY RANGE: PR5 $69,577.00 – $76,805.00

    HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

    Friday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

    Evenings and Weekends as needed or as public

    health nursing clinic hours are scheduled

    Statement of Duties:

    Performs professional nursing activities that reduce the incidence of disease and promotes the health

    and wellbeing of residents in Framingham. Executes population-based public health nursing services

    including adult and pediatric immunizations, communicable disease prevention, health screening and

    education, infectious disease control and containment, case management, and program

    administration. Consult with leaders of schools, businesses, and other community institutions to

    evaluate health concerns, and plan and implement community health programs to meet specific

    health needs.

    Organizational Scope:

    Works under the supervision of the Director of Public Health and Assistant Director of Public Health.

    Essential Functions:

     Coordinates public health nursing clinic services including immunizations, TB risk evaluations,

    blood lead testing, health screenings, and seasonal health program services.

     Initiates infectious disease case management.

     Conducts epidemiologic investigations of communicable disease outbreaks.

     Completes confidential case reporting requirements for state and federal agencies

     Coordinates and deploys Framingham Medical Reserve Corps (approximately 150 members)

     Coordinates health programs with outside institutions, organizations, and agencies; provide

    general health-related information and instruction to individuals, families, and community


     Monitors public notice of health alerts, advisories, and cautions; provides general health-

    related information and instruction to individuals, families, general public, health provider, and

    agency and community groups.

     Oversees the administration of pre-examination tests including skin tests, blood tests, and

    other tests used in determining communicable disease; provides information and education to

    patients before and after tests as necessary.

     Coordinates public health screening examinations including skin cancer analysis, blood

    pressure, cholesterol blood lead, glucose, and other CLIA-approved services.

     Oversees the specimen submission of body fluid collections including urine, stool, blood, or

    sputum as needed or recommended in the control of communicable or infectious disease or in

    health screenings.

     Completes reporting requirements for grants and activity dashboards.

     Provides billing administration and fiscal oversight for clinical service reimbursement as


     Monitors health trends and innovations in the areas of disease prevention, vaccine preventable

    disease, and treatment of chronic diseases.

     Compiles and submits necessary medical/statistical reports and data in a timely manner

     Participates in quality improvement and assurance activities.

     Provides consultation services to health professionals in Framingham related to treatment,

    control, and interpretation of State and Federal health regulations concerning communicable

    diseases and health program development.

     Mentors nursing and public health students as schedule permits.

     Coordinates with members of the Public Health Department to advance goals.

    Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

    Current license as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an

    accredited college or university plus 5 years general nursing experience. Two years public health

    nursing experience, preferably within the last five years. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and

    access to automobile.

    Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

    Knowledge: Knowledge of principles and practices of Public Health Nursing, research methods and

    report presentation, and principles of basic program and grant budgeting. Knowledge of pertinent

    Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding health care. Knowledge of universal

    precautions and infection control practices, HIPAA Act, and the American Nurses Association Public

    Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.

    Ability: Ability to use and interpret graphical information accurately and to make decisions

    according to existing laws, regulations, and policies. Ability to communicate in a professional

    manner with a wide variety of residents, organizations and colleagues. Ability to participate as a

    team member, performing a wide variety of functions as assigned by Director. Ability to exercise

    tact, diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality is essential.

    Skill: Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent employee relations and customer service

    skills. Strong written and oral skills. Knowledge of computer technology and software systems

    including proficiency MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MIIS and MAVEN.

    Supervision Required: Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Health and in

    accordance with applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Board of Health

    regulations, and City ordinances.

    Confidentiality: Employee has access to confidential information in accordance with the State’s

    Public Records Law such as official personnel files, department and client records related to

    communicable diseases, and lawsuits. Employee has access to department-related confidential and/or

    sensitive information including protected health records, the disclosure of which would cause a

    significant breach of trust and seriously damage the reputation of the department.

    Judgment: Varied and responsible duties require the exercise of judgement and initiative,

    particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures.

    Complexity: Employee offers a variety of complex services, many of which are clinical in nature.

    Employee is expected to have excellent communication and coordination skills to achieve

    departmental goals.

    Accountability: Employee has access to a significant amount of confidential information

    including health records, pending public health-related investigations and other sensitive

    information. Errors in this position could result in loss of service and have financial and/or legal


    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

    to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made

    to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    May be required to lift, push/pull, or carry objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Respond to emergency

    situations which may include bioterrorism, nuclear, chemical, radioactive, or explosive events. May be

    required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform

    duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response


    The City of Framingham is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help

    to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to municipality and community-wide excellence in

    the City of Framingham. In doing so, Framingham strives for a city culture and environment that

    fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and

    fully in the city, their communities and neighborhoods in ways that helps to develop each individual's

    capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving

    national context and the richness in the demographic and linguistic profile of our city, the City of

    Framingham has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its community climate,

    culture and multiplicity of service capabilities as a city.

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    The City of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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