Vaccine Coordinator/Health Educator

Recruitment #200313-UNCX-136

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. 

OSDH is seeking a full time Vaccine Coordinator/Health Educator providing support to Immunization Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34001099) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $55,000.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will be responsible for providing coordination and oversight of vaccine ordering and distribution of Vaccines for Children (VFC) vaccines, state and 317 funded vaccines.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Plans and directs implementation of new vaccines; establishes guidelines for vaccine ordering, distribution and frequency.
•Responsible for the development of the annual federal vaccine budget ensuring compliance with all federal vaccine finance policies.
•Assures accountability of publicly purchased vaccines.
•Budgets and plans for future vaccine program strategic direction. Reviews and analyzes information from reports, studies, and projects for immediate and long range program development.
•Participates in meetings involving the formulation and implementation of vaccine programs and policies. Responsible for the annual development of the Cost and Affordability Tool (CAT) and the annual development of the Population Estimate Survey (PES).
•Represents the service area as a key resource for state emergency management in the event of pandemic influenza preparation, events and/or other immunization related public health emergency response. Collaborates with CDC, pharmaceutical representatives, and McKesson Distribution to ensure effective and efficient management of vaccine operations.
•Conducts trainings and gives presentations related to appropriate vaccine management.
•Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data, prepares technical reports and scientific articles and participates in grant writing activities.
•Oversees state operation of the CDC Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) for distribution of federally purchased vaccines.
•Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties
•Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
•Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Education and Experience:
Education and experience requirements consist of a Master’s degree in health education, nursing, public health, supply chain management, statistics, demography, health information or a closely related field or a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years’ experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency in budget and data management. Skill in maintaining positive working relationships; exercising good judgment in the solution of problems; communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of agency policy, of state and federal regulations relevant to agency programs, of sound methods of administration; and of methods of management and planning.
Ability to establish and maintain positive relations with agency staff, community partners, local businesses, and communities.  Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate activities involving organizations, communities, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Occasional travel required.

 

 

 

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.