ARPA Public Health Nurse
Needham seeks a highly qualified individual for the full-time position of Public Health Nurse. The Public Health Nurse will perform a variety of nursing, policy, and health education functions.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week – term position of at least 12 months, and possibly longer contingent upon funding)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct communicable disease investigation, surveillance, and case management, including investigating outbreaks and conducting epidemiological surveys of diseases dangerous to the public health
- Deliver health screening programs and wellness clinics and influenza vaccination clinics
- Present classes and trainings to community groups and write articles for newspapers and community publications across a broad range of health topics including general wellness, safety from mosquito and tick-borne illnesses, and mental health promotion
- Train community groups and Needham Town Staff in CPR/AED/First Aid and provide oversite of the AEDs in Needham Town offices.
- Oversee the vaccination program within Needham Public Health, including vaccines for children, influenza, and covid-19.
- Prepare reports, maintain confidential records, and research public health and medical studies as well as evidence-based practices to inform the development of policies
- Three or more years of work experience in nursing or public health is required, and ideally experience in both fields. Part-time and volunteer experience may be considered to fulfill for a portion of the work requirements
- Active and valid Massachusetts licensure as a Registered Nurse, a current and valid certification in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license are required
- A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is desired, although a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as public health, education, or social work will be considered when combined with licensure as a Registered Nurse and nursing work experience
- Nursing experience in a community health setting, ambulatory care setting, or with unique populations is not required, but is considered a plus
- A background in policy and/or community education attained through either significant work experience or through the achievement of a graduate degree in public health, education, or a related field is highly desired
- While a CPR certification is required, a current and valid certification as an instructor in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is desired