Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

Mar 21 2023
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Disease Outbreak Control Division

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

Downtown, Oahu



Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)

$6,200 - $6,450 per month, salary commensurate with training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. This position provides advice and guidance to healthcare on infection control practices and strategies for the surveillance, prevention, and control of infectious diseases, specifically, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistant organisms, and adverse events in Hawaii healthcare settings.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college with a bachelor’s degree.


Graduation with a baccalaureate degree, which included a public health/community health nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing, and a license to practice professional nursing in the State of Hawaii is desirable.


Graduation with a baccalaureate degree in public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology, or a related field is desirable.


EXPERIENCE:  Work experience in infection prevention and control with active participation in infection prevention control programs or research, or both, to reduce HAIs in targeted settings (e.g., dialysis, long-term care, outpatient, long term acute care hospitals, and acute care).


Prior work experience in infection control and prevention preferred.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawaii State Drivers License, Class 3, 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


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact the DOCD Secretary, at [email protected]


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123491.


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


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, 2024.  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.


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