Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s (BRPC) Public Health program seeks a full-time Public Health Nurse (PHN) with a focus on Public Health education, wellness, and outreach to improve community health and health equity. The PHN will assist in a broad range of initiatives and contribute to dynamic and complex projects focused on improving public health outcomes in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The PHN will also assist with disease surveillance using MAVEN, the state’s online disease reporting system, vaccination clinics, and other wellness activities.
A bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) and Massachusetts RN license (or eligibility) are required. At least two years of paid or volunteer work in community outreach and education, social work, education, nursing, or equivalent experience is required. A master’s degree or relevant experience in public health or community nursing, education campaigns, community outreach, Berkshire County social service agencies, and equity planning is a significant plus. Spanish oral communication skills are a plus.
In addition to traditional public health nursing activities, this position will provide staff support for the planning and implementation of a range of significant training and education projects that may include:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Tobacco Control
- Public Health Excellence Regional Training Hub and Mentorships
- Other projects include but are not limited to: Harm Reduction, Prevention, Age and Dementia Friendly, Community Health Improvement, Environmental and Climate Change Planning, and Rural Health Equity.
Nurses must have access to a vehicle and the ability to travel throughout Berkshire County at all times of the year to attend meetings, events, and training, as well as support the Boards of Health in identifying health access service needs in the county.
BRPC Nurses currently have flexible work schedules at the discretion of their supervisor. This is not a remote position, as Nurses must be actively engaged in local activities and events. Full-time Nurses must work a minimum of 35 hours a week with occasional night and weekend meetings and activities as required.
As of December 2023, the starting salary range for a Public Health Nurse is $35.00 – $38.83, depending on education and experience, with an attractive benefits package. BRPC may not alter the posted salary range unless the position is re-reposted. BRPC is a drug and smoke-free workplace, does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation, and actively seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its hiring.
To apply: Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to email@example.com. Applications are accepted via email only. Please include the phrase “Public Health Nurse” in the subject line. No telephone calls. Position available immediately until filled. EOE/Smoke and Drug-free Workplace.