Job Requirements Education: Master of Science in Epidemiology, Public Health or related field required. Doctoral degree in epidemiology or Public Health highly preferred. Course-work leading to a Doctoral degree must be initiated within 5 years of hire. Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Control is required. Training: CDC, APIC, SHEA or similar healthcare epidemiology course is required. License: Must maintain Florida RN license if registered nurse Other: In-depth knowledge of patient care practices, microbiology, epidemiology, infection prevention strategies, entry level and advanced statistics is required. Experience in adult education and group presentations. Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills. Knowledge of and experience with computer operation, database management, statistical analysis and graphics programs is required. Job Specifications (Physical & Mental Requirements) External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable.
Job Description Directs all activities of the Epidemiology/Infection Prevention Department, including the design, planning, implementation and analysis of healthcare-associated infection surveillance, the management of departmental professional and clerical staff, the development of hospital policies, and the preparation of the annual budgetary request.Serves as an infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology resource and consultant and to provide education to both LMHS and the community.Integrates current scientific knowledge, accepted practice guidelines, and applicable laws and regulations.into policies, procedures and practices at LMHS. Implements processes for the identification and reduction of the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections for patients, employees, volunteers, and visitors.