Regional Immunization Nurse Manager

Recruitment #200915-UNCX-362

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 Regional Immunization Nurse Manager providing support to Immunization Services within the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34002206) 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 $62,721.10 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position serves as a clinical and educational resource to the public, Immunization Services, Vaccine for Children (VFC) and 317-vaccine providers.  This position will provide coordination and oversight of vaccine ordering and distribution.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Serve as a point of contact for clinical and educational resources to the public, providers, county health departments and the coalitions. 
•Support VFC, Vaccine, and IQIP activities by providing various forms of communication and education including statewide regional training, on-site one-one-one training and phone consultation with VFC and non-VFC providers.  
•Provides coordination and oversight of vaccine ordering and distribution to Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers. Plans and directs implementation of new vaccines; establishes guidelines for vaccine ordering, distribution and frequency. Oversees state operations of the CDC Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) for distribution of federally purchased vaccine.
•Responsible for the management of the annual federal vaccine budget and the submission of the monthly vaccine spend plan to CDC. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal vaccine finance policies.

Education and Experience
Consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, or Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and three years of professional nursing experience, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience, or a master’s degree.

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
Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time.

Work Environment
Office Environment; Computer Based

 

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.