SHARED SERVICES – PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
Community and Economic Development
Supporting the communities of North Andover, Andover, Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield, and the City of Haverhill
Full-Time with Excellent Benefits
*Anticipated starting salary range $65,653 to $74,000
*Candidates’ qualifications and experience and issues of internal equity will be considered.
Candidates are required to submit a completed Town of North Andover
Employment Application along with a resume and cover letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be considered for this position. The Employment Application is available on the Town’s website here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
This grant-funded position will support the towns of North Andover, Andover, Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield and the City of Haverhill. The Health Departments are engaged in an innovative initiative to strengthen core local public health services, to advance the recommendations of the 2019 Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health and promote healthier communities across the region. The Public Health Nurse is responsible for performing a variety of public health duties, including responding to public inquiries and public health issues; organization of public health education and outreach; implementing public health programs; communicable disease reporting; infectious disease outbreak investigations; organizing immunization clinics; emergency planning and response; and other similar duties as necessary to improve community health.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential function to satisfaction.
Responds to public inquiries regarding health-related issues such as disease identification, education and reporting, medication, safety, community resources and available services.
Identifies social determinants of health and population health needs of the region; identifies vulnerable populations and plans and implements relevant interventions.
Maintains enrollment in the MIP annually.
Utilizes the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) for documentation of all immunizations administered.
Represents member municipalities on MAVEN, the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiology Network, and responds to communicable disease outbreaks and reports from MAVEN and other sources.
Works closely with several other Town departments to create and provide health promotion and disease activities through targeted interventions and programs.
Plans, develops and provides outreach and education on relevant public health topics.
Prepares and recommends regulations for adoption by the Board of Health related to public health promotion and protection for the community.
Responds to public health issues and emergencies including emergency call outs.
Actively participates in local and regional emergency planning.
Performs drills and helps create and update various emergency response plans.
Maintains records and file and prepares various periodic and special reports.
Reviews medical records and assists in recreational camp inspections in Town.
Attends various Town, Board of Health, and professional meetings, trainings, and conferences.
Supervises public health and nursing student intern projects.
Assists in writing grant applications and implements grant funded programs.
Provides effective and efficient customer service and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
Supports regional vaccination clinics for influenza, COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Supports special projects related to various public health topics.
Follows safe work practices.
Required Education, Training, and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Nursing; supplemented by at least 3 years of experience in a public health field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:
Public Health laws, regulations, and principles of practice.
Leadership, planning, and supervisory skills.
Public Health Nursing.
Emergency management plans and operations.
The use of standard office equipment including computers and relevant software programs.
Multi-task and prioritize work.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Prepare clear, concise, accurate, and informative reports.
Analyze data and make clinical decisions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, elected officials, residents, and members of the general public.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through continuous development.
Oral and written communications.
Preparing reports and making presentations.
Customer service and problem-solving.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS & CREDENTIALS
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and have reliable transportation to travel across multiple communities.
Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
Maintain First Aid and CPR Certification
The physical elements listed 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Work is performed mostly in the office and field; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is occasionally exposed to dust, noise, and disease.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally move 50+ pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Most work is performed in a typical office setting, other work is performed in off-site locations such as meeting spaces, schools, clinicians’ offices, hospitals, businesses, and homes of patients and clients and other varying conditions with the possibility of exposure to contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, and high-risk patients. The volume and nature of work are subject to unplanned events, such as disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. The employee has regular contact with the general public, Board of Health, Town departments and state agencies to provide and obtain information pertaining to health issues and provide services.
Supervision Received: Shared Services Coordinator
Supervision Given: None
Selections shall be made on the basis of qualifications, ability, and dependability. Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check, and job-related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. The job posting does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
All applicants are required to submit a completed Town of North Andover employment application along with a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com, or by mail or hand delivery to Human Resources Department, Town of North Andover, 120 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845. Resumes may be attached to the employment application but may not serve as a substitute for completing the required employment application. The Employment Application may be obtained on the Town’s website here, or by visiting the Human Resources Department, or by calling (978) 688-9526. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidate will be required to undergo CORI screening Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department at (978) 688-9526.
Questions regarding this hiring process should be addressed to:
Human Resources Department
Town of North Andover
120 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845