This is a field staff position that requires day-trip travel most days of the work week, primarily to areas in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Duties include the following:
1) Conduct site visits and required follow up activities to health care providers enrolled in the Vaccines for Children program.
a) Completing a standardized site visit review questionnaire by talking with the staff at the provider’s office and entering the information into an online computer system during the visit. The questions are related to how the office: screens and documents patient eligibility to receive publicly-funded vaccine; stores and manages vaccine inventory; and use the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) to report vaccine doses administered to patients.
b) Recording the temperature of the refrigerators and freezers used to store program vaccine.
c) Informing providers of any areas needing corrective action (the information is noted on the site visit review tool).
2) Conduct on-site audits of school immunization records. This involves visiting the school (may include pre-kindergartens through colleges) and reviewing records for compliance with school immunization entrance and attendance requirements. This involves the use of a chart that lists all the required vaccines for the age or grade level being audited. The reviewer compares the immunization record (list of vaccines received by the child) on file at the school (for each child in the selected grade) against the list on the requirement chart.
3) Conduct perinatal hepatitis B prevention program activities, including outreach and education visits to hospitals to discuss the administration of the perinatal hepatitis B vaccine to newborns.
The candidate should have excellent written, verbal and organizational skills; high self-confidence and strong interpersonal skills; ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize work load; competence with Microsoft Word; ability to use web-based computer systems; experience and strong comfort level communicating with health care providers; and the ability to conduct frequent day-trip travel.
Preferred Experience: Knowledge of immunization recommendations, public health field experience and experience working with county health officials and private health care providers.