Ref No.: 18-12296
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Segment:State and Local
JOB OPENING TYPE:SONJ- New Request
JPAS:NO
Work Hours
8:30AM to 4:30PM

Job Description
The pharmacist will work in a public health program to optimize the care of pediatric patients who receive vaccines from the federally funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. The pharmacist will prevent the spread of vaccine preventable diseases by educating providers on vaccine efficacy and by resolving temperature excursion investigations. The pharmacist will work with healthcare providers to identify which vaccines were compromised during exposure to adverse temperatures. The pharmacist will also be responsible for obtaining incident documentation, completing data analysis, and reviewing vaccine manufacturer viability statements.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Provides comprehensive public health services according to the specialized training received from an accredited pharmacy program
  • Promotes health, prevents disease, and addresses concerns, which directly impact the quality and effectiveness of pediatric patient care
  • Exhibits integrity, an exemplary work ethic, and adheres to the American Pharmacists Association Code of Ethics
  • Educates doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and guidelines on the storage and handling of federally funded vaccines
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with healthcare providers and VFC partners through direct education and support
  • Advises providers on health promotion and prevention activities
  • Assesses and evaluates healthcare services to ensure the most vulnerable populations are being immunized with viable vaccines
  • Protects pediatric patients by maintaining vaccine efficacy through provider education and outreach and enforcement of public health polices
  • Responsible for data collection, analysis, manipulation, and tracking in Microsoft Excel
  • Analyzes data obtained from vaccine manufactures
  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves suspected cases of fraud and abuse within the VFC program
  • Identifies children who were immunized with non-viable vaccines and ensures providers complete a revaccination plan
  • Refers patients to other health professionals and agencies when appropriate
  • Routinely meets with a multidisciplinary team to collaborate and address major issues caused by temperature excursions and the vaccination of children with non-viable vaccines
  • Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of vaccines, providing advice on storage and handling protocols
  • Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of childhood vaccination schedules
  • Previous experience with vaccine manufacturers
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Excel for data analysis