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  • 18 Jun 2024 3:20 PM
    Message # 13371727
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAPHN Job Posting – Public Health Nurse

    The Town of Brookline Public Health Department is accepting applications for a Public Health Nurse to oversee the Brookline Department of Public Health’s public health nursing functions including, but not limited to, professional, clinical, supervisory and technical work to create, promote, implement and manage public health clinics and educational programs, assessment of community needs, investigation and reporting of communicable diseases/epidemiology, emergency preparedness and enforcement of laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. Some of the essential functions of the role include:

     Performs disease surveillance including tracking, investigating and controlling of all cases and outbreaks of communicable disease in Brookline. Organizes and leads all clinical responses to communicable disease prevention and control. Provides other clinical services to at risk populations.

     Investigates reports of communicable diseases including (but not limited to) tuberculosis, pertussis, measles, chicken pox, and norovirus or other situations of public health concern, including potential bioterrorism events.

     Provides specialized tuberculosis services including patient assessment, education, and medication monitoring (including DOT) 

     Supervision of Town wide vaccination clinics and all other clinical services.

     Works closely with other municipal health departments and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on issues/outbreaks that involve multiple jurisdictions.

     Teaches and educates the Brookline community regarding current and future emerging public health nursing/epidemiologic issues that will require attention.


    Current license to practice professional nursing in Massachusetts (RN license). BSN or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of five years public health nursing and epidemiology experience. Experience working with infectious diseases and phlebotomy experience required. MPH degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals. Computer skills including Microsoft Word (or comparable software) and MAVEN (State disease tracking software) required. Program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills.

    Special Requirements: Current Massachusetts driver’s license. This position requires direct patient contact and, as a result, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties. Annualized salary of $101K, plus generous benefits. Please apply with resume and cover letter on our website:

    Position is open until filled.

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