COVID-19 Vaccine Specialist

Recruitment #220512-Y11B-29

Introduction

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 COVID-19 Vaccine Specialist providing support to Region 6.   This is a state employee position PIN 34003908 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government. 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 are up to $50,000.00 based on education and experience.

This position will cover multiple counties, the duty station will be determined upon hire. Counties Covered:  Grady, Hughes, McClain, Pottawatomie, and Seminole County Health Departments.

This position is time-limited to June 30, 2024.

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 (CHD), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), 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.
• Trains providers on COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling, administration, VAERS reporting etc. 
• Maintains provider database to track training topics and information. 
• Compiles monthly reports of activities, progress, barriers and success with a plan to address the barriers.
• Monitors Data quality for COVID administrations on a weekly basis through the data quality reports available in Enhanced OSIIS. 
• Works with the CHD administration to communicate to providers, partners, target populations, and general public regarding early, targeted vaccine efforts as well as widespread availability.
• Works with stake holders 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; 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 and exam offices.
• May be exposed to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, and medicinal preparations.
• Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching.
• This position requires long period of sitting, standing, and daily use of computer and phone.
• Work related travel required. Applicant must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Travel Requirements: 
Work related travel required. Applicant must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

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 four years of experience in performing duties such as public health inspections and investigations, emergency management, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
OR
• Possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and one year of practical nursing 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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