Immunization Specialist-Medical Assistant or LPN
Job Title: Immunization Specialist – Medical Assistant or LPN
Reports To: Vaccine Program Manager
Job Summary: Assists Vaccine Program Manager in the management of the immunization program in assigned center.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The job duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties that fall within the broad scope of this classification may be assigned.
- Assists in Management of Immunization Administration
- 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 other medical assistant duties as needed to support providers and clinical staff in the administration of patient care.
Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Medical Assistant Certification, or Military experience in Medical Assistant Program required.
- Certified or Registered Medical Assistant Certification required.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
- Certified EKG Technician Certification required within 3 months of starting position.
- One year experience in a clinical setting.
- Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills.
- Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card required.
- Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
Preferred Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:
- Licensed LPN preferred.
- Two years’ experience in a clinical setting preferred.
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.
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.
Job Status: Full Time