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

Oct 06 2021
Job Description



State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Maui District Health Office

Disease Outbreak Control Section

Wailuku/Kahului, Maui


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

$4,600 - $5,600 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience



Exempt, Non-Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The purpose of this position is to provide infection prevention support and subject matter expertise to healthcare and infection preventionists in Hawaii as part of the DOCD HAI/AR Team.  This position provides 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 is 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 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     

Maui District Health Office

54 High Street, Room 301

Wailuku, HI  96793

Attn:  Human Resources


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123489.


Other Information


For additional information you may contact Zita Castro at [email protected]


This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be "at will," which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.


 As a condition of employment with the State of Hawaii, all qualified candidates who have successfully completed and passed the recruitment process, must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time a conditional offer of employment is made. Departments will consider reasonable accommodations if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.



Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.


An Equal Opportunity Employer