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Title:  Immunization Program Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  05/24/2022
Req ID:  33904
Department:  Health
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.20

Overview

The Vermont Department of Health is recruiting for an Immunization Program Specialist. This position is part of the Immunization Program, in the Division of Health Surveillance, and is a cornerstone of public health by enabling healthcare providers to offer low cost or free vaccine to people who are unable to pay. This position works as part of a team to train and support healthcare practices manage vaccine according to the requirements of the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The candidate will assist practices enroll in the VFC as well as maintain compliance with storage and handling requirements through remote technical assistance and annual practice visits. In-state travel to provider practices to conduct compliance visits is required. The work also includes effectively addressing temperature excursions inquiries from provider practices and obtaining vaccine viability information from the vaccine manufacturers.  

 

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the fields of immunization, health surveying/auditing, and/or quality improvement. Additional qualifications include:

-    Expertise in Microsoft Office 
-    Proficiency in Adobe, Internet Explorer and Firefox
-    Ability to troubleshoot technical issues in software programs
-    Excellent written and oral communication skills including competency in explaining policies, procedures, requirements and recommendations
-    Previous experience in training or education
-    Ability to establish and maintain professional relations with healthcare providers and other professionals
-    Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize competing tasks (multitask when needed)
-    Proven ability to remain calm and professional when dealing with challenging situations

Who May Apply

This position, Immunization Program Specialist (Job Requisition #33904), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact monica.ogelby@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting. Considerable interaction will occur with medical providers and other state agencies and partners. Stress may be encountered with meeting multiple deadlines and needing to resolve difficult issues and disputes related to CDC ordering blackouts, evaluation of any circumstances where there is a risk of fraud and ensuring all recommended vaccines are available whenever possible. Occasional travel to meetings with state agencies and community partners may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more of professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and administration; grant management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.

OR

Master's degree or higher in public health, health education or related field AND one (1) year or more of professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and administration; grant management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of public health theory and practices, particularly as they relate to infectious disease and immunization.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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