Performs professional nursing and administrative work to provide and organize various health programs and services; investigates and reports cases of possible communicable diseases to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; follows up on disease reports.  Maintains supply of vaccines for distributions to local hospitals, clinics, and private practices; picks up vaccines from the Department of Public Health; records lot numbers and expiration dates and maintains appropriate logs.

  • Administers vaccines and flu clinics; conducts vaccine clinics for municipal employees who are at high risk for Hepatitis B.
  • Acts as the case manager for all active TB cases in the city and serves as a resource for practitioners for TB control/prevention.
  • Evaluates newly arrived immigrants and refugees with suspected TB; completes appropriate forms for immigrant/refugee health for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Enforces isolation and quarantine regulations, including compulsory hospitalization of uncooperative TB patients in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health TB Control Program.
  • Provides health care advice, information, and education to the community; reviews dog bite reports; assists in interventions; participates in community health organizations and task forces.
  • Arranges community health activities including planning and coordinating screenings, immunization clinics, and health fairs.
  • Performs similar or related duties as required, or as situation dictates.
  • Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree; two or three years of clinical nursing experience in a Board of Health/Public Health Nurse setting; experience in case management, epidemiology, community health, and health education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Additional Requirements:

    Registration by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse. Valid Class D Motor Vehicle Driver’s license. Must successfully complete and pass a Massachusetts Criminal Record Information Check (CORI).

     Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Knowledge of public health nursing principles, practices, and public health resources; knowledge of communicable diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases; knowledge of applicable MDPH regulations. Ability to work independently; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to assess public health needs and issues; ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with City officials, public health officials, and the general public.  Excellent communication skills and public relation skills.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    To apply please visit the link below:

    https://brockton.ma.us/city-departments/human-resources/job-postings/

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