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Supervising Public Health Nurse

Burlington, MA
Nurses directly influence the health and well-being of people every day.  In this exciting role, the Supervising Public Health Nurse works directly with the community to promote and protect the health of our citizens. Conveniently located 14 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from Route 95/128 and Route 3, Burlington is home to Lahey Hospital and numerous medical and biotech facilities.  The Supervising Nurse will have these resources along with the backing of a strong Board of Health to positively impact Burlington’s 26,377 residents across 10,625 households. 

Reporting to the Director of Public Health, the Supervising Nurse is responsible for the oversight of the Board of Health’s public health nursing functions.  Click this link to hear from our retiring Supervising Nurse to get a sense of the diverse work that this position offers!

Examples of work, includes, but is not limited to:
  • Creating, promoting, implementing, and evaluating public health clinics and educational programs;
  • Conducting home health visits;
  • Participating in emergency preparedness initiatives as required by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health;
  • Maintaining an inventory of medical supplies;
  • Administering immunizations;
  • Conducting communicable disease investigations;
  • Providing case management and direct observational therapy (DOT) for active TB cases;
  • Other duties which relate to public health nursing.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or ability to obtain, current licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse, current certification in CPR, a valid driver’s license, and a minimum of three years of relevant experience.  Must be willing and able to obtain Levels 100, 200, and 700 National Incident Management System certificates.  Experience in program planning, community nursing, and health education, along with knowledge of public health laws is desirable.

This position is included within the Burlington Municipal Employees Association bargaining unit.  This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, within Grade 11, of the BMEA contract.  Attendance at evening Board of Health meetings is required.

Pay range starts at $39.48/hr (effective 7/1/2023) with the opportunity to advance to a max rate of $55.21/hr through annual increases, and includes comprehensive and generous benefits.

Benefits include
Health and Dental Insurance
Paid Time Off - vacation, sick, personal, 13 holidays
Clothing Allowance

Pension Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Position will remain open until filled.

Please note:  MA General Laws mandate that any individual having direct contact at any time with either children or senior citizens be subject to CORI screening by the Criminal History Systems Board. Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable CORI results.
Methods to apply for this position:
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Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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