|Los Angeles, CA|
|Prevention & Public Health / Domestic / Core / Immunizations|
| JOB OVERVIEW|
The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), established by an act of Congress in 1993, is a Federal funded program that helps families by providing no cost vaccines to doctors who serve eligible children 0 through 18 years of age. The VFC program is administered at the state level by the Immunization Branch, California Department of Public Health. Enrolled VFC providers are able to order vaccine through the state VFC Program which allows them to provide routine immunizations to eligible children with low or no out-of-pocket costs.
The Public Health Professional Worker will provide support to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Health Facility Evaluators and the Senior Field Representative in the Los Angeles Region.
Under the direct supervision of the VFC Program Senior Field Representative, the Public Health Professional Worker performs a variety of duties (. e.g., filing, telephones, photocopying, scheduling, etc.) necessary to support the VFC Program Health Facilities Evaluators and the Senior Field Representative.
Please Note: This is an up to 43% limited appointment position of approximately 17 hours per week. The work hours are flexible. The VFC program is located in the Los Angeles, CA Field Office. This position will be housed in Los Angeles, CA.
INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) was established in 1999 by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). It is a unique multidisciplinary and cross-institutional enterprise, formally set up within the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in UCSF’s School of Medicine. In July 2004, IGH became an Organized Research Unit (ORU) at UCSF. IGH, now the Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), seeks to improve health worldwide, especially in developing countries, through research that informs policy. The research is part of a broader mission to advance the welfare of vulnerable populations in California, the United States, and abroad, through education, advocacy, and research.
Immunizations are one of public health’s greatest achievements. Vaccines help prevent diseases and help keep Californians of all ages healthy. Making sure all kids get their routine shots on time gives them a healthy start in life. The Immunization program provides leadership and support to public and private sector efforts to protect the population against vaccine-preventable diseases.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
| • High school graduation or GED; or an equivalent combination of education and experience|
• Basic understanding of Microsoft software including Access and Excel
• Basic knowledge of general/standard clerical functions (. e.g., filing, telephones, photocopying, scheduling, etc.)
• Must be detail-oriented able to work under direct supervision
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
| • Full-time or part-time student currently enrolled in a university program in the sciences, public health or another related field|
• Interest and coursework in public health or related scientific field desired
• Quantitative and data management skills
|up to 43% or 17 hours per week|
|The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.|
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