ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
"Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of approximately 500 million dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.
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Immunization Program Specialist
The Immunization Program Specialist (IPS) is one of a team of 6 that complete program compliance visits and provide Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program education. There are over 750 VFC providers participate in the program in AZ.
What will I be doing in this job?
Planning, directing, and implementing site visits that assess VFC program compliance with VFC (VFA) enrolled sites
Planning, directing, and implementing immunization assessment and quality improvement (AFIX/IQIP/IDR/Cloud/ETC.) activities and visits at VFC (VFA) enrolled sites and schools/child care facilities
Providing technical assistance and education for immunization program compliance and accountability for VFC (VFA) provider sites as outlined in the AZ VFC Operations Guide, for provider offices, school/child care staff, and as directed by program leadership
Creating, conducting trainings related to work assignments as directed by program leadership
Completing required reporting, documentation, and data collection for all work activities as defined by program leadership
Providing routine communication (email, phone, face to face) for provider staff, school/child care staff, and internal staff in a timely and professional manner. This is to include reporting these communications in Tracker as defined by program leadership
Attending meetings and trainings, to increase staff understanding of program roles and requirements, as assigned by program leadership
What does this job require?
Knowledge of Public health practices
Knowledge or ability to gain knowledge about vaccines; dosing schedules, storage and handling, shipping and management
Program planning and evaluation
Vaccine inventory practices, program rules, regulations, requirements, policies as well as childcare and school immunization requirement
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Clearly explain all of the rules and requirements of the immunization program, detail verbally and in writing the findings at all program visits
Microsoft, Google and ASIIS skills are also needed or must quickly be learned
Communicate with providers in a variety of situations-retaining professional attitude and excellent relational skills.
Conduct research and write reports
Learn, utilize and teach technology (ASIIS, Tracker, other).
Conduct presentations in front of an audience
Solve or resolve issues that providers have with program requirements; using these situations as teachable moments
Provide training as directed by leadership
Travel across AZ to provide program related visits
Maintain good relationships with internal staff and program provider staff
Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination
What are the preferred qualifications for this job?
Bachelor's degree in public health, healthcare administration, social work or related discipline
2+ years' work experience in public health, healthcare, or a related field
All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
High quality selection of medical and dental insurance plans
Generous separate leave banks (Vacation and Sick)
10 paid holidays per year
Deferred compensation plan
Wellness program and plans
Award winning Infant at Work program
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Short-term disability insurance
Credit union membership
Central location with covered parking
May require possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
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State Of Arizona