Regional Immunization Consultant

Recruitment #210910-UNCX-579

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 Consultant providing support to Immunization Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34004241) in state government, located in Oklahoma City. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that the Oklahoma State Department of Health can provide immunization services for all Oklahoma children that are eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. 

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Train Immunization Field Consultants (IFC) on VFC program operations, protocols and procedures including instruction on conducting site visits.
• Train IFCs in using tools and resources such as Oklahoma State Immunization Information System reports.
• Provide technical assistance and support to IFCs regarding Immunization Service and VFC Program updates.  
• Assess performance and approve VFC related visits including Quality Assurance visits; Unannounced Storage and Handling visits.
• Assist private and public healthcare providers with enrollment into the VFC program and program-related issues including vaccine storage incidents, inventory management, and any other program-related issues.
• Provide backup when an IFC is unavailable or when a region does not have IFC coverage. 
• Conduct provider visits when needed.
• Other assignments as requested by the supervisor. 

Valued 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, and Excel. 

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

Work Environment
Office Environment; Computer Based

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in biological science, health science, social science, public health or a closely related field plus two years of experience in performing duties such as Immunization field consultant, public health inspections and investigations, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Field experience as an IFC is highly preferred. 

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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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

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


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