Salary $51,919.51 - $78,502.27 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeGrant - Full-time (benefit earning)Remote EmploymentRemote OnlyDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH690TV075
Closing3/20/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionThe Public Health area of Health and Human Services is seeking a Community Health Specialist to work as a part of the ImmuLink team. ImmuLink is an innovative public health program developed to help reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable disease and increase population immunization coverage levels.This position will work to assure progress on coordination of a statewide immunization registry database (Minnesota Immunization Information Connection/MIIC) to customers in the 7-county metro area.Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work! Learn more about the work of Public Health.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the employee referral program page.Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours are Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position requires travel to clinics and other sites in the 7-county Twin Cities metro area. While this position is designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type: This is a full-time, grant funded, benefit earning position.This position is internally classified as a Community Health Specialist.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
Reach out to and work with health care providers to implement an Immunization Quality Improvement Program (IQIP) at clinics.
Assist with training users on using the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) registry as a tool to assure patients receive appropriate, on-time immunizations.
Work with local health departments in the 7-county metro area to develop capacity to use MIIC to ensure immunization rates are available as a resource for planning and responding to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Collaborate with MIIC customers and generate and analyze data reports from MIIC.
Collaborate with the baby tracks team on immunization data issues that arise in MIIC.
Partner with other departments in Hennepin County to provide immunization data as needed.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Bachelor's degree or higher in public health, nursing, healthcare, behavioral/social science, or an approved related field.
Four or more years of experience providing health education, counseling, outreach and referral services for individuals living with HIV.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel to clinics and other sites in the 7-county Twin Cities metro area.
Nice to have:
Inputting, retrieving, exporting, and modifying information and data stored in computerized systems.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating community health services.
Monitoring, recording, and reporting client or program activity progress, primarily using Microsoft Excel.
Using the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) system.
Knowledge of immunizations and/or public health practices and principles.
Exercise independent judgment and initiative in performing assigned duties and addressing clients’ needs.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Work independently as well as part of a larger team.
About the department:Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest).Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.