Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.
What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact. No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:
- Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
- Enjoy Workplace Flexibility – Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
- Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
- Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
- Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
- Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you
The Immunization Regional Consultant serves as the immunization resource in the assigned immunization regional coverage areas of Fulton and Clayton Counties. The primary responsibility of the Consultant is to plan and conduct on-site visits of public and private health care facilities enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Utilizing pre-designed assessment methodologies, the Consultant conducts Compliance visits and randomly samples immunization clinic records to collect quantitative and qualitative data and information which addresses compliance of VFC policies. The Consultant must analyze data to determine whether current VFC policies and procedures are effectively carried out by the Provider. The Consultant reviews health care providers’ procedures regarding vaccine ordering, reporting vaccine usage, inventories, and eligibility.
The Immunization Regional Consultant is further responsible for providing overall program support to their assigned region by conducting immunization training, providing technical support and conducting assessment activities.
The Immunization Regional Consultant Position is field assigned and home based. An individual serving in this position, in addition to meeting the general requirements, must also be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, possess problem solving skills, have basic Microsoft skills and strong organizational skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs job duties with minimal supervision
- Serve as the immunization resource in the assigned region
- Monitors, assess and evaluates VFC providers to determine compliance with VFC policies and guidelines through annual site visits
- Plans, coordinates and implements immunization educational training in assigned region
- Provides technical assistance and advice to internal/external immunization partners and the general public to educate, develop, implement and improve immunization practices
- Assesses and evaluates providers immunization best practices using a CDC defined immunization coverage improvement strategy
- Review and interprets Immunization state and federal policies and regulations
- Assist Immunization Program management develop policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines to ensure continuous quality improvement within the program
- Compiles monthly reports and submits in appropriate format within specified timeframe
- Works with Assessment and Field Manager to develop and implement long and short-term goals for the Team
- Participates in immunizations studies data collection and needs assessment of adolescent population annually
- Maintains continuous travel status that may require overnight stay
- Participates in Public Health Emergency response as needed
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing work related to area of assignment
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of experience performing work related to area of assignment
One year of experience at the lower level Healthcare Program Consultant 2 (HCP091) or position equivalent.