Responsible for management of the Immunization Program, including grant writing, grant reporting, policy and procedure development, oversight of clinical practice and quality assurance of the program and oversight of management of vaccine preventable diseases in the community, assuring appropriate public health interventions are implemented. Participates in planning of programs, policies and objectives for work group and department.
Provides training, education, and resources to medical providers in the community who are receiving and using Texas Vaccines for Children; including recruiting providers, ensuring oversight of their vaccine management practices, applying corrective action up to and including suspension or termination of participation in the program. Ensures public health intervention is appropriate for patients reported with vaccine preventable diseases; Ensures patients or exposed individuals receive and follow up with recommended medical evaluations and laboratory work. Ensures that staff members are trained and evaluated on adherence to appropriate immunization schedule guidelines; Performs quality assurance checks on a sampling of each staff’s work to ensure compliance with standards, to reduce the incidence of communicable but preventable disease. Ensures that the patients receive and understand education regarding vaccines and the importance of a medical home. Provides coordination of care by facilitating exchange of information between patients, medical providers, laboratories, pharmacies and public health infrastructure; Ensures expert consultation has been sought and provides referrals as needed. Prepares grants to obtain funding; Ensures objectives of the grant are met; Monitors grant expenditures; Submits reports as required. Develops and updates policies and procedures to meet grant requirements and to offer guidance to clinic staff. Supervises, assists and/or instructs other employees with their duties. Assists other staff members as needed. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
Associate’s degree in Nursing and State Certified Registered Nurse. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Five years experience in public or community health nursing. Experience with immunizations is a MUST. Good verbal and written communication, supervisory, and organizational skills; ability to deal effectively with the public, and other employees. Must provide own transportation (and proof of insurance). First Aid/CPR certification, Defensive Driving, and HIV Counseling training must be completed within one year of hire date. May be required to work weekends and holidays.
SALARY RANGE: Public Health Grade 12, $2,287.20 - $2,690.40 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national
origin, or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs