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Town of Needham, MA

Regional Public Health Nurse

Town of Needham, MA, Needham Heights, Massachusetts, us, 02494


Salary:

$82,134.00 - $96,642.00 Annually

Location :

Needham, MA

Job Type:

Full-Time

Job Number:

202100230

Department:

Health and Human Services

Division:

Public Health Division

Opening Date:

06/10/2024

Description

Needham Public Health in coordination with the Charles River Public Health District seeks a highly qualified individual for the full-time, grant-funded position of

Regional Public Health Nurse . Under the supervision of the Assistant Shared Services & Training Hub Manager/Lead Trainer, the Regional Public Health Nurse will serve the Charles River Public Health District, comprised of four towns - Needham, Dover, Medfield, and Sherborn - with the potential to expand to others through collaborative work with the North Central Metro West Training Hub. They will provide shared services and perform a variety of nursing, policy, and health education functions, creating community training based on individualized needs within each town. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about building and sustaining partnerships in pursuit of thorough community outreach on public health topics and functions.

Position: Full-time (37.5 hours per week - term position through 6/30/2027, and possibly longer contingent upon funding)

CON #24096Duties and Responsibilities

Identifies vulnerable populations and create training, educational, and informational programs based on current community needs, adapting for a variety of audiences as needed.Works in collaboration with community partners and the Assistant Shared Service Manager/Lead Trainer to spearhead the development of training and public health nursing functions.Supports community/population health needs assessments and data collection.Provides information 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.Perform diversified duties to render professional nursing services and health education relating to the public health.Helps deliver health screening programs, wellness clinics, and influenza vaccination clinics.Prepare reports, maintain confidential records, and research public health and medical studies as well as evidence-based practices to inform the development of policies.Traveling independently across these four communities is required.This position requires flexibility and may require some weekend work.Requirements

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.Four 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 a portion of the work requirements.Active and valid Massachusetts licensure as a Registered Nurse.Current and valid certification in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).Possession of a valid state-issued driver's license with the ability to travel independently among each community.Knowledge of Board of Health, Massachusetts General Laws, and standard nursing procedures including safety practices, procedures, and regulations.Ability to build and sustain community relationships and partnerships and develop individualized programs based on unique community needs.Skill in community engagement and public speaking.Preferred but not Required Qualifications:

Nursing experience in a community health setting, ambulatory care setting, or with unique populations 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.Supplemental Information

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and application by clicking "Apply."

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the first round of review to begin for applications received before

5 PM on June 24, 2024.

The Town of Needham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive and encouraging workplace. There shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, national origin, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, veteran status, or any other protected class. We are an inclusive organization and actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential. We welcome all applications from a wide range of candidates. Selection for roles will be based on individual merit alone.

The Town of Needham will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at

As a Town of Needham employee, you are offered a rewarding career-opportunity serving the Needham community, a thriving and growing town of approximately 32,000 residents and a diverse commercial tax base. The municipality has a Representative Town Meeting form of government, with a 5-member elected Select Board who appoints a Town Manger to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. Town departments include Public Works, Police, Fire, Library, Public Health, Park & Recreation, Aging Services, Youth and Family Services, Treasury, Tax collection, Tax assessing, Finance, IT, Human Resources and more!

The Town of Needham is a professionally run organization that is committed to creating an inclusive culture where employees can perform at the highest levels. Our employees are dedicated to their work and rely on each other as a team to ensure that Needham remains a place where engaged and committed people want to live, work and play.

In addition to a competitive salary, the total offer will feature a comprehensive benefits package, which may include (depending on position):

Flexible Work Options"Summer Hours" with early release FridaysEmployer-paid training opportunities, such as courses for municipal finance and leadership; conference or trade show attendance; paid memberships to professional organizationsTuition Assistance and Paid Professional Development OpportunitiesQualified Employer for the Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramEmployer-Sponsored Health InsuranceHealth Savings Account with an Eligible Health Insurance PlanFlexible Spending Account for Health Care and Dependent CareDental and Vision CoverageBasic and Optional Life Insurance CoverageRetirement Plan: Contributory Defined Benefit Pension Plan (mandatory participation)457b Deferred Compensation Plan, Pre-tax or Roth with Employer Contribution Match (voluntary participation)12.5 Paid HolidaysPaid Personal and Vacation LeaveEmployer Paid Non-Occupational Sick LeaveComprehensive Employee Assistance Program which includes mental health, financial education, legal referrals, and much moreFree Parking and Free Electric Vehicle (EV) ChargingAccess to Rosemary Recreation Complex Pool during Summer monthsFree Library Card with Needham Free Public Library (part of the Minuteman Library Network)