Public Health Nurse II, Immunization Program Coordinator

  • Deschutes County
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Sep 16, 2023
Full Time Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $5,908.65 - $7,916.77 Monthly USD

Job Description

Deschutes County Health Services supports over 400 staff in Behavioral and Public Health programs working to promote and protect the health and safety of the community in a broad variety of community based settings.

The department offers services at more than 40 locations in Deschutes County including public schools; health clinics in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters; five school-based health clinics; agencies such as the KIDS Center and the State of Oregon Department of Human Services; area hospitals; care facilities and homes.

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.

The Immunization Program Coordinator participates in the management, planning, and implementation of the Immunization Program, which includes direct clinical services to clients of the Deschutes County Immunization Clinic. In addition to staffing the immunization clinic, duties include organizing agency and community events such as offsite vaccination clinics and clinical outbreak response events. This position supports development of programs and interventions with the goal of increasing community immunization rates; providing education and training to health care partners, schools, day cares, and the community; assuring that County, State, and Federal Program requirements are met; and evaluating and preparing program reports. Position requires collaboration with community agencies, media, internal clinic staff, and other health services programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, clients, other agencies, and the public at all times.
  • Participating in health-related program planning and evaluation; and writing skills to prepare presentations, research reports, and develop policies and procedures.
  • Delivering presentations and facilitating meetings on health related topics for a variety of audiences including employees, community partners, and the general public in small or large group settings.
  • Vaccine administration, ordering, inventory management and accountability.
  • Assessing gaps in immunization services in the community and partnering with community partners to address those gaps.
  • Coordinating with community partners and other staff to provide safety net immunization clinics as needed.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:
  • Communicating effectively both in writing and verbally to small and larger audiences.
  • Writing grants or contract proposals.
  • Public health nursing principles and practices.
  • Coordinating large and small immunization clinics.
  • Oregon Immunization Laws and School Exclusion Workflows.

Skill in:
  • Basic epidemiology and understanding of disease symptoms, causes, transmission and control concepts.
  • Nursing assessment and intervention skills in specialty area.
  • Administering vaccines to all ages (pediatric and adult).

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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Review the full job description by clicking HERE.
$5,908.27 to $7,917.64 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE for full benefit details.

This posting is re-opened until filled.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree in Nursing;
  • AND two (2) years of relevant experience;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Clinical experience and prior knowledge of immunization principles and administration is preferred.
  • Prior experience coordinating immunization clinics.
  • Experience using electronic health records (EHR).

Necessary Special Requirements
Driving is a requirement for this position. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

This position is located in Deschutes County and may be eligible for hybrid of in-office/remote work as allowed by policy and approved by the supervisor.

  • Registered Nurse License in the State of Oregon.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain BLS CPR within 30 days of hire date.

Physical Requirements :
Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County and to provide face-to-face services in a variety of settings in the community, including but not limited to hospitals, jails, clinics, client homes, and community and residential settings within required response times. Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment; and an ability to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds on an occasional basis.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:
  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
  • Time Management Leave
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
  • 125 Flexible Spending Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program
  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit and click on Employee Benefits.

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