Vaccine Specialist

Recruitment #220127-X17A-I02

Introduction

This position is time-limited to June 30, 2024

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. 

OSDH is seeking a full time Vaccine Specialist providing support to Immunization Service. This is a state employee position 34002439. Governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, 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, follow this link  Plan Year 2022The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to oversee the implementation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan activities and coordinate with stakeholders. The position will train providers on the importance of vaccinations and utilization of immunization quality measures for County Health Departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Correctional and Long-Term Care facilities.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Enrolls and trains pandemic providers on Enhanced OSIIS and vaccine finder.
• Maintains and coordinates inventory of vaccines and supplies, and implements protocols based on CDC’s guidelines.
• Train providers on COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling, administration, VAERS reporting etc.  Maintain provider database to track training topics and information. 
• Compiles monthly reports of activities, progress, barriers and success with a plan to address the barriers.
• Monitor Data quality for COVID administrations on a weekly basis through the data quality reports available in Enhanced OSIIS. 
• Work with the CHD administration to communicate to providers, partners, target populations, and general public regarding early, targeted vaccine efforts as well as widespread availability.
• Work with stakeholders including FQHCs, pharmacies, hospitals and also with other districts/regions to ensure continuity across the state.
• 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.

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; childcare 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. 

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.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Associate degree in any field, and 3 years of experience of technical clerical office work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:
• Two years of full-time experience in purchasing, inventory, supply chain management, or warehouse.
• Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as inventory database systems.

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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