EPIDEMIOLOGIST (HOSPITAL ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS OUTBREAK) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)

Jul 20 2021
Job Description

      

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu

 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST (HOSPITAL ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS OUTBREAK)

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)

$4,833 - $5,000 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience

 

Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to study the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in particular populations as they relate to hospital associated infections (HAI) and multi-drug resistant organisms, and to apply this study to the control of health problems in this subject area.  The position will produce data for decision-making and for detecting, understanding, controlling, and preventing MDROs and antimicrobial resistant pathogens in the population, including emerging pathogens of public health concern.

 

This position will be responsible, in the area of associated infections (HAI) and multidrug resistant organisms, for facilitating enhancement of disease outbreaks and investigations; responding to and reporting disease alerts; developing and enhancing surveillance; facilitating, coordinating, and exchanging of surveillance data with partners; implementing sentinel, syndromic, or hospital-based, including emergency department, surveillance to enhance early detection, identify outbreaks, and support all-hazards situation awareness.  This position will also conduct epidemiological assessments.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:  Master’s degree in Epidemiology or a Master’s Degree in a health-related field for which the candidate completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be an advanced level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large datasets and analyses using a statistical software set.  Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of two (2) credit hours.

 

SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Evaluate the relative importance of areas of research; critical thinking; plan, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the work of others; plan, conduct, and evaluate public health epidemiological research and advise others in these activities; prepare program and budget plans; evaluate program operations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; speak and write English effectively, including effective public speaking; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports; and work under pressure and challenging or unusual conditions.

 

LICENSE:  Valid State of Hawaii driver’s license is preferred.

 

Who May Apply

 

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

 

How to Apply

 

Mail completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, cover letter, detailed resume, three (3) references, and salary requirements to:

 

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

PO BOX 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378

 

Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/

 

Other Information

 

For additional information, you may contact the HR Associate, at [email protected]

 

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123485.

 

This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.” This position can be up to a 24-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021.  Continuation of this position will be dependent on a successful application for subsequent grant periods.

 

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii.  Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) supports a diverse-multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer