State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002
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 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.
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Immunization Provider Specialist
Public Health Preparedness
Open until filled
The Public Health Preparedness Bureau is looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to join our team! The individual in this role will participate in planning, implementing and administering the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, Vaccine for Adults (VFA) Program, and the Arizona State directed Pediatric Replacement Program (PRP) and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The following activities are established by the CDC Immunization Program.
The position involves conducting site visits across the state with enrolled health care providers who administer vaccines to children and providers who administer vaccines to adults, specifically providing technical assistance and oversight, and monitoring program performance and adherence to the CDC Immunization Program guidelines. The Immunization Provider Specialist establishes and conducts vaccine management training programs for provider offices and clinics; develops and evaluates means for accounting for large quantities of vaccine and identifies, investigates and documents suspected cases of vaccine fraud and abuse. The individual in this role will produce reports and communicates verbally and in writing with providers regarding program goals, objective, accountability and compliance.
Additionally, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)/Arizona Immunization Program Office (AIPO) requires that the Immunization Provider Representative teach providers how to use the electronic ASIIS immunization registry system and assist them in in utilizing other resources provided to them by the Immunization Program.
The position will perform other duties as assigned, including researching and writing reports. This position will also participate in the development of internal policies and procedures for the VFC program.
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.
Performing quality assurance review site visits to providers who participate in the ADHS Immunization Program
Interpreting rules and regulations and provide technical assistance to ADHS Immunization program participants
Assisting with research, writing reports or other special projects
Attending meetings and trainings related to assignment
Creating and conducting trainings and presentations for ADHS Immunization program participants
Answering phone calls and prepare paperwork
Preparing and distributing information publications to program participants
Knowledge of public health practices
Knowledge, or at least ability to learn about, vaccines, dosing schedules, storage and handling of vaccines, shipping and management of vaccine
Program planning and evaluation
Vaccine inventory balances; vaccine administration; program rules, regulations, policies, and childcare and school immunization requirements
Proficient use of Microsoft software, such as Word, Excel, Power Point and the Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS)
Oral and written skills, ability to clearly explain principles of vaccine management and ADHS Immunization Program guidelines
Skills to work in immunization emergency responses
Ability to communication with providers in a variety of situations, retaining a professional attitude and excellent relational skills
Ability to conduct research and write reports
Ability to learn, utilize and teach information technology programs related to immunizations
Ability to conduct presentations in front of an audience
Ability to solve issues with providers regarding compliance to policies in a respectful manner and take advantage of teachable moments
Must be able to travel to various locations throughout the state to conduct quality assurance reviews and trainings for the ADHS Immunization Program
Ability to learn and teach ASIIS
Ability to understand and teach vaccine management, storage principles and work with providers without seeing situation as only black or white
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
Prefer knowledge of immunization and/or vaccine management
Bachelor's degree or Master's in an area relating to health, public health, nursing or health information technology
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
Accrued vacation pay and sick days
10 paid holidays per year
Deferred compensation plan
Credit union membership
Requires 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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