PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
The Town of Westwood is seeking a conscientious, detail-oriented professional to provide nursing services to the residents of Westwood and to the public, to include: Health promotion, disease prevention and investigation, health maintenance, and health education. All other related work as required. This position reports directly to the Health Director.
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following: Develops, implements and evaluates the impact of public health activities, programs and clinics. Receives reports of communicable/infectious diseases through the MA Department of Public Health; investigates and reports findings to MADPH. Communicates with nursing homes, schools, daycares, hospitals and other organizations on disease control and prevention. Maintains a vaccine depot for influenza vaccine and other vaccines; conducts annual influenza clinics. Oversees and implements Tuberculosis Control Program. Works in coordination with Health Director on housing inspections, as well as inspection and licensing of summer camps; collaborates on public health grants. Conducts blood pressure clinics; provides home visits and makes referrals to support groups or appropriate agencies. Conducts quarterly and annual CPR trainings. Maintains the Town’s Sharps Collection Program. Prepares and maintains reports and related records on a variety of nursing activities; prepares monthly and yearly statistics and reports of nursing activities. Attends professional educational programs and participates in professional organizations. Participates in emergency preparedness activities; attends regional meetings, trainings and exercises; recruits and trains Medical Reserve Corps. volunteers; maintains medical supplies and equipment. Regular attendance at Board of Health meetings is required. Occasional work at night and on weekends.
Qualifications and Experience: Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing program and 4 years of experience in community public health; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Current nursing license by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; certification as a CPR/AED Instructor; valid Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License required. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern public health nursing, as well as applicable state and local public health laws and regulations. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Salary and Benefits: This is a 40-hour per week, benefit-eligible position with a starting annual salary of $67,062.
To Apply: Please visit www.townhall.westwood.ma.us and click on the subheading “Jobs”. Please include resume and cover letter.