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Job Title: Public Health Epidemiology Program Manager
Job Number: 65015433
Organization: North Carolina Division of Public Health - Communicable Disease Branch
Posted: 5/15/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Raleigh,  NC    USA
Compensation: $51,895 - $78,857
Position Description: The Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch is accepting applications for an Epidemiology Program Manager for the SHARPPS Program. The person in this position will work with infection prevention partners, hospitals, physicians, local health departments, laboratories, citizens, media, and others to increase awareness about healthcare- associated infections (HAIs) and to promote evidence-based public health interventions aimed at reducing these HAIs. The person in this position will also serve as the supervisor and manager of the Surveillance for Healthcare Associated and Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program and Antimicrobial Resistance Coordinator. This position has primary responsibility for the following activities: •Lead and supervise existing positions, and all future positions assigned to the program •Serve as lead epidemiologist, and subject matter expert responsible for surveillance, reporting and epidemiologic investigation related to healthcare associated and antimicrobial resistant pathogens •Lead outbreak response investigations in all types of healthcare settings, specifically investigations into outbreaks of multi-drug resistant organisms •Provide guidance and expert advice for improving HAI program activities at the state and local levels •Develop comprehensive plan for elimination of healthcare associated infections and control of antimicrobial resistant pathogens •Develop and implement a program evaluation plan

Qualifications: •Considerable working knowledge of epidemiologic surveillance data collection, analysis, and interpretation methods. •Considerable working knowledge of various types of surveillance systems and their applications, including National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). •Considerable working knowledge related to healthcare associated infections, to include multi-drug resistant organisms. •Considerable working knowledge of infection control principles and practice. •Working knowledge of information technology systems, particularly as they apply to surveillance systems. •Thorough knowledge of necessary infrastructure to develop and maintain surveillance systems plus the principles, methods, materials, practices and procedures applied in public health operational systems. •Considerable working knowledge of epidemiologic investigation concepts, principles, and practices •Considerable working knowledge of program management and program evaluation principles •Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with the public, hospital infection preventionists, and others •Excellent team building and leadership skills •Excellent computer skills and working knowledge covering a range of application software.

Organization Description: The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina “Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody." The Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law to the state health department, as well as a few other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as influenza, norovirus infection and certain healthcare- associated infections.

Closing Date: 8/15/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: James Lewis,  Public Health Epidemiology Program Manager
Contact Location: 225 N. McDowell St.

Raleigh   NC  27603
United States
Contact Location: 225 N. McDowell St.
 
  Raleigh   NC  27603
  United States
Contact Phone: 919-546-1641 
Contact Fax: 919-733-0490
Contact Email: james.w.lewis@dhhs.nc.gov
Web Address: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html
How to Apply: APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html

NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government

noreply@nc.gov Position #19-04413 EPIDEMIOLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER (SHARPPS) MB

Additional Information: Management Preferences: •Working knowledge of communicable diseases, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship principles. •Working knowledge of program planning and evaluation principles. •Working knowledge of SAS. •Certification in Infection Control (CIC)

Web Site Delete Date: 6/5/2019