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Public Health Nurse, Communicable Disease Control Division - Hybrid Schedule

Job Description

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 through each of our bureaus, programs, and offices.

  • Carries out communicable disease surveillance, prevention, and control measures for the City of Boston.
  • Investigates reports of communicable diseases including pathogens of public health importance, reported outbreaks, or other situations of public health concern, including emerging pathogen events.
  • Conducts field investigations (including home and site visits) and implements preventive and control measures as needed.
  • Provides nursing services at the BMC TB Clinic, including patient assessment, patient/family/significant other education, medication monitoring, and tuberculin skin testing.
  • Assists with surveillance and control activities for mass casualty events
  • Collects epidemiologic data as needed for analysis of communicable diseases within Boston.
  • Provides nursing support for CDC Division including vaccine clinics and other projects or activities as needed.
  • Acts as a resource re education and outreach to community-based agencies, health care facilities and providers, individuals, and other internal and external stakeholders in matters related to infectious diseases
  • Participates in staff conferences and meetings, other departmental and community committees, research activities, quality improvement activities and program planning as requested.
  • Collaborates with others throughout the Division to ensure public health preparedness
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Licensed to practice as Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • BSN or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field required with minimum of two years of clinical or public health experience, except that 8 years clinical or public health experience (health education, outreach) may be substituted for a BSN or Bachelor's Degree
  • Masters in Public Health degree may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Prior experience working with infectious diseases preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in working with diverse ethnic, cultural & socio-economic groups.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out responsibilities in the home, community & group settings.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word or comparable software required.
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish or Asian language).
  • Current Massachusetts drivers license and own vehicle.

Additional Information
City of Boston Residency Required. A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed 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, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.

Union Status
Job Grade
Pay Range
$1,207.04 - $1,783.36/Weekly
Standard Hours
40 hours/week M-F 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00 or alternate shift to be determined by the Division.  Position may require occasional weekend, holiday, or evening hours. Hybrid Schedule is subject to BPHC's temporary teleworking policy.