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Job Title: Vaccine Management Specialist
Company Name: John Snow, Incorporated
Location: Boston, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/10/2020
Expire Date: 11/10/2020
Job Categories: Consulting Services
Job Description
Vaccine Management Specialist
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Immunization Division is hiring a full-time a dynamic and self-motivated professional to partner and support the Vaccine Management Unit. The ideal candidate is highly adaptable and tech savvy, has a strong commitment to public health and a history of providing excellent customer and administrative services. The selected candidate will support program staff, providers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Note: This position is based at the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS) in Jamaica Plain, MA. This is a contract award specific employment arrangement which means employment is provided for the period of the contract only (currently through June 2021 but renewal is possible). Authorization to work in the US required. Salary range for the position is $45,000 - $60,000. Salary commensurate with experience. Given the uncertain circumstances during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this role may include working from the MA State Public Health Laboratory in Jamaica Plain, MA, telework, or a combination of the two. Work location will be driven by guidance for state employees.

The listed responsibilities are a general summary and not all inclusive:

-Coordinate, monitor, and support vaccine orders from providers to the lot number level to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines, along with interacting with the CDC’s third party vaccine distributor McKesson and their agents.
-Provide customer service to providers for online vaccine ordering and inventory management in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS).
-Oversee and coordinate the daily transmissions of data from the MIIS to CDC’s Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) and make programming changes to files as required.
-Exchange data with the CDC on a daily basis utilizing the secure data network (SDN).
-Respond to incoming calls to the Vaccine Management Unit and maintain contact with McKesson on all issues related to vaccine shipments or vaccine returns.
-Process the Daily Shipping Report from VTrckS into the MIIS.
-Review all vaccine orders, vaccine usage reports to ensure requests are appropriate, complete, accounted for and inventory is maintained at appropriate levels, as well as providing various reports as requested.
-Process Vaccine Return Orders to facilitate obtaining excise tax credits for damaged or expired vaccines.
-Review and analyze all data logger reports and or temperature logs for excursions and notify Vaccine Manager or --Vaccine for Children (VFC) Coordinator as needed.
-Coordinate annual enrollment to all provider sites as well as offering guidance on how to eliminate vaccine waste and avoid possible restitution in the future.
Qualifications & Requirements
-Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field preferred.
-Experience: One - three years of professional level experience.
-Demonstrated commitment/passion for implementing and fostering racial equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice into program support and practice while addressing social determinants of health.
-Ability to gather information through questioning individuals examining records and documents.
-Experience and ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations.
-Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of staff and providers demonstrating personal initiative as well as the ability to work well in a team.
-Capability to work on, and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
-Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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Company Name: John Snow, Incorporated
Company Description:
JSI is a team of public health care and health systems consultants and researchers driven by a passion to improve health services and outcomes for all. Our fundamental goal is to ensure that all individuals can live their best and healthiest life, regardless of age or circumstances. In pursuit of our goal, we provide innovative management consulting and technical assistance incorporating a broad range of skills and more than 40 years in the field. We collaborate with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to identify and implement solutions to public health challenges. These partnerships improve the quality, accessibility, and equity of health systems and lead to better health outcomes.We work within communities and rely on local staff to ground our approach in a deep understanding of those who will benefit. While we promote using best practices and sharing solutions, we tailor strategies to each situation and seek creative options to meet clients’ needs. If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at 617-482-9485.
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