Immunization Field Consultant

Recruitment #220426-Y15A-06

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 Immunization Field Consultant  providing support to Immunization Service. This is a state employee position PIN 34001475 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and provides service to Oklahoma County. 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 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $47,737.33 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to ensure that the Oklahoma State Department of Health can provide immunization services for all Oklahoma children in the assigned counties regardless of the inability to pay for the vaccine through compliance with federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
•Conduct all VFC related visits including Quality Assurance visits; Unannounced Storage and Handling visits; educational visits; and new VFC Provider Enrollments including orientation visits as assigned by the Regional Immunization Coordinator Supervisor. 
•Assist private and public healthcare providers with program-related issues including vaccine storage incidents, inventory management, and any other program-related issues. 
•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, and Coverage Rate Assessments.
•Work as the main point of contact to the local providers; communicate with the Immunization Service on a regular basis regarding all provider issues.
•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; 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.  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. Office Environment; Computer Based.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in a 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, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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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