Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Epidemiologist National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Mar 09 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu


Epidemiologist National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)


Starting salary is $5,712 per month, commensurate with training and experience.


Exempt, non-civil service, temporary, full-time appointment. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) is a term applied to infection prevention and control activities focused on limiting the transmission of infectious diseases in a healthcare facility. The primary purpose of this position is to provide epidemiological subject matter expertise by analyzing and interpreting HAI data reported to the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), data available in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the MAVEN database. This position will provide section leadership with timely and accurate findings to support evidence-based decision making.



 Minimum Qualification


Education & Experience:  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].


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


Submit completed State of Hawai`i Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, resume, and salary requirements to:


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

P.O. Box 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378

Attn:  Corliss Yoshiura


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 123481.


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


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Corliss Yoshiura at [email protected] or

(808) 587-6846. 


This position is exempt from civil service.  Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i. 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.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-​opportunities/


An Equal Opportunity Employer