COVID-19 Vaccine Operations Support Specialist
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COVID-19 Vaccine Operations Support Specialist

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

 

 DOHMH COVID-19 Vaccination Plan- Round 3 Supplemental Gotham Center, LIC

The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to prevent the occurrence and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, influenza, human papillomavirus, and invasive pneumococcal disease, through immunization.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BOI has implemented a citywide COVID-19 vaccination campaign to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the health care system and the NYC community. As SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and influenza are expected to co-circulate, support of this year’s citywide flu vaccination campaign is also part of a comprehensive public health strategy to reduce the overall burden of respiratory illnesses in NYC and to protect at-risk populations (many of which overlap for COVID-19 and influenza), the health care system, and other critical infrastructure.

 

The COVID-19 and influenza vaccination campaigns are focused on the equitable access to vaccination, ensuring access to the most vulnerable New Yorkers. The BOI and the COVID-19 Vaccine Section Clinical Planning and Operations Branch support vaccination operations in healthcare facilities and in specific populations across New York City.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Vaccine Operations Support Specialist will conduct activities critical to the success of the COVID-19 and flu vaccination campaigns. As a member of the BOI Adult Immunization Unit and the COVID-19 Vaccine Section Clinical Planning and Operations Branch, the incumbent will support vaccination operations in healthcare facilities, providing technical assistance with enrolling in the COVID-19 vaccination program, vaccine operations, storing and handling vaccines appropriately and reporting vaccines administered to the Citywide Immunization Registry. This individual will also support Bureau and Agency operations, such as through maintaining data for the NYC Vaccine Finder. Additional duties with the BOI and the COVID-19 Vaccine Section Clinical Planning and Operations Branch will be included in the incumbent’s duties as needed and as the campaign evolves.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical assistance to healthcare facilities in enrollment in the COVID-19 vaccination program, vaccine operations, storing and handling vaccines appropriately and reporting vaccines administered to the Citywide Immunization Registry.
  • Conduct outreach to healthcare facilities to provide updates to vaccines, vaccine recommendations and the COVID-19 vaccination program.
  • Respond to requests for assistance from healthcare facilities and link the facilities to appropriate subject matter experts when needed.
  • Assist with maintenance of the COVID-19 and flu vaccination location data provided on the NYC Vaccine Finder.
  • Participate in additional activities of the Vaccine Section as needed
  • Participate in additional activities of the BOI as needed
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Public Health or Public Administration required
  • Committed to the primary prevention of disease through vaccination
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with maintaining data sets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented with ability to multi-task and track activities
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations and to take initiative

 

There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirements, including NYC residency.

 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is commensurate with education and experience.    

TO APPLY

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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