Temperature Data Analyst in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

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Job Description

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Division of Disease Control (DDC), works to prevent, control, and report on diseases and conditions that are contagious and/or affect the public’s health. DDC helps prepare for public health emergencies and educate the community on how to stay safe and healthy.

As part of the PDPH DDC the Philadelphia Immunization Program oversees the purchase and distribution of federally funded vaccines to local healthcare providers. As one of 64 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded program areas, the Philadelphia Immunization Program is charged with the mission to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases and increase the immunization coverage levels among infants, children, adolescents and adults in Philadelphia.

In line with this mission, our program works to monitor and improve vaccine storage and handling at the provider level. This ensures that providers are storing vaccines appropriately, preventing the loss of federally funded vaccine and ensuring that patients are administered viable vaccine.

The Philadelphia Immunization Program’s Temperature Data Analyst focuses on quality assurance as it pertains to excursion analysis, temperature monitoring, and storage and handling of vaccines. Excursion analysis includes the collection, monitoring and review of vaccine data for all providers. This position will work with over 150 provider sites that are enrolled in our Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adults at Risk (VFAAR) programs. The Temperature Data Analyst will assist PDPH in maintaining the fiscal responsibility of these immunization programs by ensuring the viability of the federally funded vaccines. The Temperature Data Analyst will be responsible for educating providers on proper techniques for monitoring and documenting temperatures, installing approved digital data loggers (DDLs) in provider offices, providing technical assistance, maintaining inventory of digital data loggers, and analyzing submitted temperature data to confirm provider compliance with program requirements.

The Temperature Data Analyst will work closely with other VFC/VFAAR team members to enforce VFC/VFAAR policies regarding storage and handling. The Temperature Data Analyst will ensure that best practice standards are utilized by provider sites and will maintain a working knowledge of all CDC and NIST best practice standards for storage units, temperature monitoring devices, and storage and handling overall. The Temperature Data Analyst will work with the VFC/VFAAR coordinator to improve and update all written storage and handling policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze temperature assessment data collected; collect data for the PhilaVax IIS and work closely with immunization staff to ensure data quality. 
  • Develop provider education materials in collaboration with other Immunization Program team members.
  • Train providers on vaccine storage and handling equipment and software.
  • Ensure providers are using equipment correctly (thermometers, data loggers and other storage and handling equipment).
  • Place data loggers in VFC/VFAAR sites and coordinate replacement of DDLs due to recalibration.
  •  Maintain an inventory of DDL supply to ensure that providers have DDLs with an active calibration date.
  • Ensure that calibration and serial number data are up-to-date in PhilaVax. 
  • Serve as a storage and handling and data logger subject matter expert.
  • Communicate with CDC regarding temperature data analysis.
  •  Participate in immunization education activities as needed, including trainings for Medical Assistants, Office Managers, Physicians, Nurses, and internal staff.
  • Participate in community immunization activities as needed.
  • Respond in real life public health emergencies as needed.
  •  Other duties as necessary.

Skills:

  • Ability to use a computer effectively to input, retrieve, and analyze data.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence effectively.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate clearly with people.
  • Ability to write policies and procedures.

In addition:

  • Ability to enter and analyze data in various spreadsheets, databases, and web-based applications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications and the Internet
  • Experience delivering excellent customer service
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to ensure assigned activities are conducted according to timeline
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Local travel required
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lb
  • Must be eligible to work legally in the United States
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience:

  • Candidate must have experience in medical office practices, data entry and analysis, computer configurations, and computer technology.

Education Requirement:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university;
  • OR Graduation from high school, or the equivalent, and four years of previous experience either performing or assessing in the planning, coordinating, or administering of a public health program; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with experience

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit an electronic cover letter and resume bundled into one document, to:    

Jillian Brown, MPH

VFC/VFAAR Coordinator

E-mail:                  Jillian.brown@phila.gov

Address:         DDC/Immunization Program

1101 Market Street

12th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107