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Head Nurse, Infectious Disease Boston Public Health Commission

  • 07 Jul 2024 5:04 PM
    Message # 13379102
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    City of Boston Residency Required


    The mission of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. The BPHC sets an expectation that all staff and leadership commit, individually and as part of the BPHC team, to hold ourselves accountable to establishing a culture of antiracism and advance racial equity and justice througheach of our bureaus, programs, and offices.


    · Participate in the development of nursing protocols and standards for the CDC Division,

    TB Clinic and other settings as requested.

    · Collaborate with other Infectious Disease Bureau (IDB) staff to provide clinical and public

    health nursing services.

    · Participate in CDC Division, TB Clinic, and other meetings as requested.

    · Supervise all public health nursing staff in the IDB. Develop staffing plans to ensure that

    there is adequate nursing staff in the TB Clinic, at the CDC Division, and at community

    sites as needed.

    · Collaborate with others throughout the IDB to ensure public health preparedness.

    · May be required to perform duties of other IDB nurses including direct nursing care and

    supervision (at the TB Clinic, CDC Division offices, and in the community).

    · Participate in IDB quality improvement initiatives. Ensure that nursing services in the IDB

    are delivered in accordance with appropriate standards of care for nursing. Ensure that

    all data are accurate and of high quality.

    · Provide technical assistance to other health care providers, community agencies, and

    the public as requested.

    · Participate in education and outreach activities and trainings.

    · Perform other duties as assigned.


    · License to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

    · BSN required; Masters Degree in Public Health, Nursing, or related area preferred.

    · Minimum of five years of clinical nursing experience (preferably some Infectious Disease

    experience) preferred.

    · Minimum of three years of supervisory/management experience.

    · Demonstrated skill in evaluating the health needs of population groups and identifying

    individuals at high risk.

    · Ability to teach, counsel and collaborate with others to provide services for diverse high

    risk individuals and families.

    · Demonstrated skill in recording and interpreting complex health data and making

    informed judgments related to client care and population health problems. Experience

    recording and compiling data, and supervising others with regard to data.

    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret public health

    measures and regulations to lay members of the community.

    · Demonstrated strong organizational, planning, and management skills.

    · Bilingual preferred.

    · Massachusetts driver's license and access to a vehicle required.

    Additional Information: City of Boston Residency Required. A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must becompleted 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, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.

    Union Status Union, Job Grade 12, Pay Range $1,428.11 to $2,372.72 per week; depending on experience Standard Hours Shift 40 hours per week. 9AM to 5:30PM; Monday to Friday. Position may require occasional weekend, holiday, or evening hours.


    Last modified: 07 Jul 2024 5:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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