This position plan directs, and implements site visits that assess VFC program compliance or vaccination coverage rates with VFC/VFA enrolled sites. Provides technical assistance and education for immunization program compliance and accountability for VFC/VFA enrolled sites and schools/child care facilities. Completes required reporting, documentation, and data collection for all work activities.
-Plan, direct, implement site visits that assess VFC/VFA/COVID-19 program compliance with VFC/VFA/COVID-19 enrolled sites. Plan, direct, implement immunization assessment and quality improvement (IQIP/IDR/Cloud/Etc.) activities and visits at VFC/VFA/COVID-19 enrolled sites and schools/child care facilities.
-Provide technical assistance and education for immunization program compliance and accountability for VFC/VFA/COVID-19 provider sites as outlined in the AZ VFC Operations Guide and federal guidelines for school/child care staff, and as directed by program leadership. Create, conduct training related to work assignments as directed by program leadership.
-Complete required reporting, documentation, and data collection for all work activities as defined by program leadership.
-Provide 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 REDCap as defined by program leadership.
-Attend meetings and training, to increase staff understanding of program roles and requirements, as assigned by program leadership.
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 requirements.
-Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
-Outstanding written and oral communication skills are needed to: 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.
Bachelor's degree in public health, healthcare administration, social work, or related discipline with 2 years work experience in public health, healthcare, or a related field.
− Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 R2-10-207.11).
− Credentialed CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar) within 3 years of hire. Guidelines at http://www.ncra-usa.org.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.