Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) PHYSICIAN

Jul 28 2021
Job Description

 

State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Downtown, Oahu

 

HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) PHYSICIAN

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)

Up to $10,870 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience

 

Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The position functions to provide oversight of a Statewide Healthcare Associated infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program.  The position serves as the State’s medical HAI/AR expert and infection control consultant for services relating to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in particular populations as they relate to HAI/AR.  The position will provide medical and technical expert advice regarding HAI/AR, including multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), and disease prevention to professionals and nonprofessionals based on current infection control practices as stipulated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) particular for infectious disease prevention activities.  The position will supervise a HAI team who provide data for decision-making and for detecting, understanding, controlling, and preventing HAI/AR pathogens in the population, including emerging pathogens of public health concern.

 

 

Minimum Qualification(s)

 

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) is required.  In addition to a degree of Doctor of Medicine, a graduate degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology is preferred.  Completion of the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highly desirable.

 

EXPERIENCE:  Applicant must have two years of post-residency work experience, specifically in public health (e.g., employed in local or state health department or federal public health agency) as an applied infectious disease epidemiologist.  Such experience must have demonstrated the applicant’s knowledge of the philosophy, principles, concepts and practices needed to control of infectious diseases and manage public health programs.

 

LICENSE:  License to practice as a physician in the United States.  Valid Hawaii State Driver’s license 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

 

Applicants should mail a resume with current statement of qualifications, State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, and three (3) references to:

 

Department of Health       

Disease Outbreak Control Division

PO BOX 3378

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378

 

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

 

Other Information

 

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

 

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123479.

 

This position is exempt from civil service. Employment in such positions are 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, 2022. 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