Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Infection Preventionist

Apr 11 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

Disease Investigation Branch

Lihue, Kauai


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Infection Preventionist

Up to $6,579 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment. This position aims to provide infection prevention support and subject matter expertise to healthcare and infection preventionists in Hawaii as part of the Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Resistant (HAI/AR) Team. This position offers logistical assistance, support, and consultation to healthcare by performing such activities but not limited to assessing infection prevention control readiness; identifying gaps in infection control; recommending practices, methods, and other resources to prevent or control; helping to mitigate COVID-19 and any other emerging infectious diseases or conditions, etc.  



Minimum Qualification(s)


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.


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


Department of Health

Kauai District Health Office

3040 Umi Street

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Attn:  Human Resources


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 123488.


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


Other Information


For additional information, you may email Hazel Kashiwabara at [email protected].


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, 2023 – July 31, 2024.


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