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Job Title: Medical Director Healthcare Associated Infections Program
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Organization: Tennessee Department of Health
Posted: 9/7/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN    USA
Position Description: This position will serve as the Medical Director of the statewide Healthcare Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program. The position reports directly to the State Epidemiologist. Primary responsibilities involve oversight of programs related to HAI/AR prevention and outbreak / containment response. This position will oversee infection preventionists and epidemiologists, act as liaison to healthcare facilities, utilize data to guide program and policy development, and provide clinical and programmatic oversight for the implementation of all related prevention and outbreak response activities.

This position requires substantial management and leadership skills. Duties include active participation in CDC and multi-state projects, grant writing and management, representing the department in statewide and national professional forums, and interaction with the public, media, and the medical community.

Job responsibilities include:

• Design, implement, and evaluate public health programs to reduce HAI infections across a variety of healthcare settings

• Serve as liaison with local health departments, state and national government agencies, academic and community-based providers regarding HAI-related issues;

• Conduct data analyses, surveillance and investigation of healthcare-associated infections;

• Oversee the preparation of state and federal funding applications;

• Manage ~20 epidemiologists, infection preventionists, pharmacists and administrative staff

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications:

• M.D. with U.S. medical license

• Experience in the field of infectious disease;

• Experience in infection control, healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and/ or stewardship;

• Work experience in public health;

• Three or more years of full-time supervisory work;

• Experience preparing grant applications and managing budgets

Organization Description: This program is in the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP). The Division includes a wide range of programs, including immunizations, HIV/STD/Viral hepatitis, TB, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and general communicable diseases.

Closing Date: 12/7/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Misty Hernandez-Perry,  Administrator
Contact Location: 5th Fl., AJT, 710 James Robertson Pkwy.

Nashville   TN  37243
United States
Contact Location: 5th Fl., AJT, 710 James Robertson Pkwy.
  Nashville   TN  37243
  United States
Contact Phone: 6155327760 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Submit Cover Letter and CV to Ms. Hernandez- Perry

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Web Site Delete Date: 12/7/2019