Health and Human Services

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication are at the core of the City’s workplace culture.  Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

Statement of Duties


The  School Nurse will perform nursing services, which include but is not limited to responding to episodic or emergency health concerns of students, care as indicated to chronic disease management, communicable disease prevention and control and immunization of school children as necessary.


Essential Functions:


  • Plan, organize, and coordinate health education programs.
  • Prepare and distribute health information.
  • Consult with teachers and other school department personnel on health issues and facilitates in-service education as needed.
  • Collect and maintain public health/school health data using electronic health record and prepares reports concerning public health/school health data using electronic health records and prepares reports concerning public health/school health activities as required by Somerville Health Department.
  • Facilitates and contributes in communication related to student health.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  Step 9/1/19 (FY20)
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  7 72,092.99
  8 73,895.32
  9 75,742.70
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BSN + DESE    
  1 64,309.20
  2 65,916.93
  3 67,564.86
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  5 70,985.33
  6 72,759.96
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MSN or BSN + DESE + NASN    
  1 66,452.85
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MSN + DESE    
  1 70,740.13
  2 72,508.63
  3 74,321.35
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  6 80,035.96
  7 82,036.86
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Minimum Qualifications                                                                  


Education and Experience:

Active / Current registration as registered nurse with Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, or Master of Education.

Currently certified or eligible for Department of Education’s School Nurse Certification (if not certified must take and successfully obtain certification within 2 years). *Failure to obtain certification may result in termination*

Current Mass CPR with AED


Knowledge, Abilities and Skill


Knowledge:  Experience caring for children with special health care needs preferred.


Abilities: Ability to work with people and communicate effectively with diverse populations.


Skill: Bilingual or Multilingual skills a plus.




Work Environment

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements.  Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. 



Physical and Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.


Physical Skills

Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing.  There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.) Ability to respond to emergency situations.


Motor Skills

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.


Visual Skills

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Application Procedure: 

This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: [email protected]

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].

Full Time Plus Benefits
Please refer to Attached Chart
Application Start Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019