Immunization Specialist - Float
Job Title: Immunization Specialist – Float
Reports To: Vaccine Program Manager
Job Summary: Assists Vaccine Program Manager in the management of the immunization program in assigned center. Travels to different clinic locations as needed to perform vaccine program related duties.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The job duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Assists in Management of Immunization Administration:
- Travels to any location needing Immunization Specialist coverage on short notice
- Manages all patient vaccine data, including updating Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS), Electronic Health Records (EHR), and all patient and/or external records at each patient visit.
- Readies any available immunization information prior to the time of visit with the provider.
- Stores and administers immunizations according to VFA/VFC guidelines.
- Participates in the development of policies and procedures regarding immunization practices.
- Identifies patient immunization requirements in accordance with age specific needs and protocols.
- Fills out appropriate immunization paperwork for recording purposes.
- Facilitates vaccine inventory control at assigned health center.
- Utilizes file maintenance to ensure newly arrived vaccines are entered in the EHR system.
- Acts as a liaison between providers and care givers.
- Generates reports on patients and contacts them for immunization compliance and updates.
- Assists in ensuring compliance with infection control policies and protocols and follows medication administration, storage procedures and CDC and federal VFA/VFC program guidelines.
- Working assigned early mornings, evening and weekend shifts is required.
- Performs vaccine audits for designated site to align with internal and external deadlines.
- Required to complete and maintain annual competencies and trainings as related to the vaccine program and assigned by Vaccine Program Manager.
- May be requested to perform other clinical duties as needed in support of provider and staffing needs.
Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Medical Assistant Diploma or completed a United States Armed Forces medical service training program required.
- Certified EKG Technician Certification required.
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification required.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
- 2 years’ experience working in clinical setting required.
- Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card required.
- Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills may be considered.
- Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement
Preferred Qualifications – Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:
- LPN Nursing Degree Preferred.
- Active/current Arizona LPN License preferred.
- Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
Required Language Skills:
- Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence, and communications in English in both oral and written format.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
- Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
- Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
- Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, other office machinery, and medical equipment.
- Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
- Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
- Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult and pediatric patients.
Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to perform basic medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
- Ability to gather data in an organized fashion from varied sources.
- Ability to perform variety of assignments requiring independent judgment.
- Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
- Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
- Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of VFC program and guidelines preferred.
- Computer literacy required.
- Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
Work Environment & Conditions:
- Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
- Work frequently involves use of needles and other medical equipment with proximity to electrical current, and exposure to moving mechanical parts and some hazardous chemicals.
- Work requires reliable transportation as position requires occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Position pays $5.00 per hour stipend and requires frequent travel to any health center, as needed at a moments notice.