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Project Coordinator - Vaccine Coordinator (Posted 1/31/2017)

MCD Public Health, a division of Medical Care Development (MCD), Inc., is seeking a talented professional to serve as a Project Coordinator to provide staff support for the Maine CDC, Division of Infectious Diseases (DID), Maine Immunization Program (MIP). The position will be housed at the Key Bank Building with DPH staff in Augusta. The position requires a person with both a keen attention to detail and follow through to meet deadlines. The Project Coordinator position is a full-time, 40 hour per week position that is eligible for MCD's benefit package.

The Project Coordinator shall submit site visit reports directly to the Provider Education Assessment Referral (PEAR) system. Report data shall be entered into PEAR no more than 10 working days from the date of the site visit. Staff will assist with customer service, educational calls, and on-site training for enrolled providers during the course of VFC site visits.

The Project Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the following tasks within MIP:

* A minimum of 100 Vaccines For Children (VFC) compliance visits to minimize the potential for fraud and maximize the appropriate use of federally supplied vaccines to the state of Maine.

* Provider outreach and education to ensure safe storage, handling and recording of such vaccines.

* Training and curriculum development to ensure that providers are aware of dynamic recommendations and requirements for the storage, handling, and accountability of federally purchased vaccines.

* A minimum of 25 Unannounced Storage & Handling visits.

* AFIX support up to 50 visits and/or follow-up if indicated by program operational needs.

* PEARS/AFIX entry of site visit questionnaire data.

* Education and customer service calls.

* Serve as the Adult Vaccine Coordinator for MIP and, as such, work to expand vaccine knowledge and accessibility among the adult population in the State of Maine by providing education and information to both health care providers and members of the public.

* Work with the Adolescent Coordinator and AFIX Coordinator to meet stated goals in the State Health Improvement Plan to increase HPV vaccination coverage by expanding knowledge and vaccine accessibility among VFC providers in the state of Maine.

* Discreet project work as needed based on operational need and guidance from federal CDC.

The individual in this position will interact with key internal and external stakeholders and therefore must possess excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree. Applicants should have a combination of six (6) years of education, training, and/or experience in health, public health or related fields. Applicants with a master's degree in public health or a related field and experience with immunization and working with health care providers is a plus. Competencies among successful candidates are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages as Level II.

Interested applicants must send a separate cover letter indicating the position you are applying for along with your salary requirements, a current resume, and two writing samples plus contact information (including telephone number) for three professional references. Applications must be received by Monday, February 20, 2017 and are to be emailed to MCDCorpHR@mcd.org with "Project Coordinator - Vaccine Coordinator" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization and Affirmative Action Employer

2016-2017 AmeriCorps Somerset County Position Overview (Posted 7/16/2015)

AmeriCorps Somerset County offers members a variety of opportunities to help improve the health and well-being of low income seniors and adults. Members will work with non-profit organizations conducting outreach in rural communities to provide health education, link people with health care and services, reduce social isolation and food insecurity and to recruit and train volunteers. Positions may involve travel to rural areas to identify residents and reliable transportation is required. Members may also be involved in developing or expanding programs related to Veterans & Military Families, Access to Health Care, Health Education, Chronic Disease Self-Management, and Obesity Prevention. This program is sponsored by the Senior Strong Coalition in partnership with MCD Public Health. Funding for AmeriCorps Somerset County is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) through the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage women, seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting barbarak@mcd.org.

-Self-motivated with a high degree of flexibility.
-Clear, concise oral and written communication.
-Ability to manage time, set priorities, plan and implement projects effectively.
-Ability to use computers and tablets, basic word processing skills
-High school diploma or equivalent required.
-Personal transportation.

Essential Functions:
-Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
-Speak clearly and effectively to groups (large and small).
-Quickly establish rapport and develop trusting one-on-one service relationships.
-Provide training and technical assistance on service related issues.
-Navigate the internet and use various types of technology and software, such as Microsoft Office, GoToMeeting, and on-line reporting system.
-Travel throughout the local area to provide services.

Benefits and Terms:
All full-time AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance ($12,530/YR), potential access to health benefits, and upon successful completion of service term a $5,775 educational award. Additional benefits available to eligible members: child care reimbursement and student loans may qualify for deferment. Host site organizations reimburse mileage expenses associated with project travel. For more information about AmeriCorps service, visit the AmeriCorps website at www.americorps.gov.

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Volunteers are needed from throughout Somerset County.

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