Overview

Job Responsibilities

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This position is located in the immunization area within the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

The registered nurse is assigned to data quality efforts with the Statewide Immunization Online Network (SIMON). This position is accountable for review of patient immunization records in SIMON and correction of the records, as applicable.

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Generate from SIMON the report entitled “Patients with Possible Duplicate Vaccinations” to identify patients for review.

Reviews SIMON patient immunization records with vaccine duplication, and as appropriate, manually modifies data to correct record.

Conducts quality improvement measures with enrolled SIMON providers/ clinics to determine the root cause of data quality issues.

Provides provider education to address data quality needs, as applicable.

Participates in clinical team and IIS team meetings, as applicable.

Works in conjunction with nurse consultants in the division regarding complex immunization status clients.

Public Health Preparedness

Participates in agency/ division preparedness efforts.

Responds when activated for emergency response operations as outlined in the DHEC emergency plans, which may include staffing shelters, triage or other duties.

Minimum And Additional Requirements

State Minimum Requirements: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require a valid driver’s license. Also, some positions require certification in Basic Life Support and/or Basic/Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Agency Additional Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years of nursing experience and familiarity with electronic health record systems, nursing informatics, vaccine administration and vaccine inventory management.

Additional Comments

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: All new employees who are healthcare providers with job-specific exposure risk are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, varicella, and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control offers an exceptional benefits package for temporary grant positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs
  • REMOTE WORK: The option to work partially remote is available after six (6) months of employment if it applies to the position.