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COVID-19 Provider Site Visit Specialist (HSC 2) PROJECT - Multiple Positions (DOH5425)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Apply early!  Application review begins on March 19, 2021.  This recruitment is open continuous.  The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close the recruitment at any time.    

 The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State. The work of this office is focused on immunizations, a cornerstone of public health work to reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable disease.  These Provider Site Visit Specialist  positions perform quality assurance activities in accordance with state and federal requirements for COVID-19 vaccine response by providing education, training, and technical assistance to participating healthcare providers regarding COVID-19 program components, requirements, and guidelines, and to assure healthcare providers are in compliance with COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling, administration, and reporting requirements.


This recruitment is for multiple full-time, project Health Services Consultant 2 (HSC 2) positions in the Office of Immunization and Child Profile, Division of Prevention and Community Health.  


Currently, these positions may be located anywhere within the State of Washington. We have filled all of the positions in Western Washington but are still looking to fill positions in Eastern Washington.  These project positions are home-based and are currently funded through June 30, 2022. 


About the Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.


Benefits of Working for DOH

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.

 DOH offers:

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
  • Growth and development opportunities.
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
  • An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. 
  • A modernized workplace.


Duties include:


  • Conduct site visits, follow-up visits, and training with participating healthcare providers to ensure compliance with federal and state policies.  
  • Enroll new providers into the COVID-19 Vaccine Program.
  • Provide consultation, education, and technical assistance to newly participating COVID-19 healthcare providers to ensure successful implementation of program policies and standards.
  • Develop training/education materials for healthcare provider staff related to the COVID-19 Vaccine Program as needed or requested.
  • Prepare and submit site visit review reports to CDC, assuring compliance with all federal COVID-19 grant reporting requirements.
  • Participate in meetings, task forces, coalition groups, and other community activities to develop partnerships and collaborative efforts related to improving immunization rates.
  • Assist with emergency response activities as assigned to support agency efforts.


What we're looking for


Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others. 


Required Qualifications

(Experience may be gained concurrently.)


  • Option 1:  Bachelor's degree or higher. 




  • Option 2:  Two (2) years of professional management or consultative experience, preferably in a health services program. 




  • Two (2) or more years of experience providing education, consultation, and technical support, preferably to health care providers, public health staff, or other professional staff.
  • Two (2) or more years providing customer service, preferably to providers and local health departments in a public health setting. 


Desired Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, public administration or business administration or allied field.
  • Two (2) years of paid professional experience conducting and supporting accountability and quality assurance for meeting state and federal requirements for a public health program. 
  • One (1) year of paid professional experience working in a state or local immunization or communicable disease program.


Application Process


Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.  Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:


  • A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position
  • A current resume.
  • Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.


Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain private information (social security number, date of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your redacted DD214.


The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer.  DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.  It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. 


Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:

  • Perform work in a home-based work environment located anywhere within the State of Washington.

  • Standard business hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Occasionally work in excess of normally scheduled hours to meet critical deadlines.

  • Occasionally travel, as needed, either alone or with another person, overnight, for several days and/or out of state.  

  • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation while on state business.

  • Participate in emergency response activities and when the Agency Coordination Center is activated.


If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Cher Williams at (360) 236-4545, cher.williams@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can't log in, password or email issues, error messages).



Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.


Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.


This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency.  Once all the position(s) from the recruitment are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.   

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