Adult Immunization Coordinator

Recruitment #210225-UNCX-95

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 Adult Immunization Coordinator providing support to Immunization Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34003021) 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 $52,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The purpose of this position is to ensure that Oklahoma State Department of Health has a strong adult immunization program. This position will also be responsible for maintaining a Vaccines for Children provider caseload. 

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Job duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to
:
•Coordinates the overall operation of the adult immunization program, including overseeing the implementation of project activities; coordination with other agencies, development of materials, conduct trainings on the importance of adult vaccinations.
•Enroll adult immunization providers in OSIIS, provides training of OSIIS, including orientation visits as assigned by the Immunization Nurse Manger. 
•Assist private and public healthcare providers with program-related issues including vaccine storage incidents, inventory management, and any other program-related issues. 
•Assist with the planning for flu vaccine order and administration for adults.  Regularly inform and educate county health department staff, private vaccine providers, and other partners regarding any changes in immunization schedules or presentations using various tools, such as vaccine information statements, protocols, standing orders and Reminder/Recall reports.  
•Review useful tools/resources from the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) such as state and federal vaccine doses administered and vaccine inventory reports.
•Work as the main point of contact to the public and private adult providers, FQHC’s, CHCs, correctional and Long Term Care (LTC) facilities to promote adult vaccine.
•Develop and promote other strategies to improve vaccine coverage among adults.
•Conduct all VFC related visits including Quality Assurance visits; Unannounced Storage and Handling visits; educational visits, child care facility audits; and new VFC Provider Enrollments including orientation visits as assigned by the Regional Immunization Coordinator Supervisor.
•Regularly inform and educate county health department staff, private vaccine providers, and other partners regarding any changes in immunization schedules or presentations using various tools, such as vaccine information statements, protocols and Reminder/Recall reports.
•Review useful tools/resources from the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) such as Missed Opportunities, Invalid Doses, Not-Up-To-Date Report, and Coverage Rate Assessments.
•Serve as the consultant for the assigned VFC providers and communicate with the Immunization Service on a regular basis regarding all provider issues.
•Grant writing and other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in biological science, health science, social science, or a closely related field plus two years of experience or six years of experience in performing duties such as public health inspections and investigations, immunizations, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualification
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).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools.  Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment
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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