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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Junior Public Health Nurse, Bureau of Immunization in New York, New York

Job Description

The Bureau of Immunization (BOI) walk-in immunization clinic provides immunizations required for school attendance and vaccines for adults, including hepatitis B, tetanus, MMR, and pneumococcal vaccines. The Bureau is recruiting for a Junior Public Health Nurse. This position will report to the Director of Clinical Services and be responsible for the implementation and oversight of clinical services and quality improvement standards in the BOI clinic in accordance with Article 28 regulations.


  • Act as on-site Standards of Practice Monitor under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services.

  • Assist the Director in developing, implementing, directing, and evaluating quality improvement activities that support the Program's goals and objectives in the delivery of quality immunization services in the walk-in Immunization clinic.

  • Implement quality management plans and activities that reflect the Program's philosophy and standards of care in the operation of the walk-in Immunization clinic.

  • Monitor the implementation of new quality management activities at the clinic site; Assist the Director in evaluating the outcomes of quality management activities.

  • Assist in the training of the new staff and the annual recertification of current non-professional staff.

  • Assist in the training and orientation of agency nurses hired for school rush and flu season.

  • Assist with the training of the Electronic Medical Record within the clinic.

  • As indicated, and in accordance with ACIP guidelines, serve as an on-site reference and guide for appropriate immunization practice.

  • Provide medical support for the routine medical screening activities, answering medically related questions that arise as part of the screening process and in the making recommendations for newly licensed and recommended vaccines(for example hepatitis A and B vaccination for high-risk adults and use of Tdap).

  • As indicated, act as on-site coordinator for emergency procedures and treatment(such as for anaphylaxis).

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. Possession of a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse is required.

Preferred Skills

*License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

*Current CPR certification, which must be maintained for the duration of employment.

*Vaccination experience and familiarity with immunization recommendations.

*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well with others at various levels and in various situations.

*Computer literacy in Word and Excel.

Additional Information


Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 394292.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

Job ID: 394292

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Junior Public Health Nurse, Bureau of Immunization


Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 295 Flatbush Ext Brooklyn

Division/Work Unit: Immun. Clinical/Emerg. Prep.

Title Code No: 5100800

Level: 00

Proposed Salary Range: $ 73,955.00 - $ 73,955.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 05/08/2019

POST UNTIL: 08/06/2019