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Job Title: Epidemiologist I (Healthcare Associated Infections)
Job Number: 123048
Organization: Hawaii Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division
Posted: 9/9/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Honolulu,  HI   
Compensation: $52,956-$57,260 yearly, commensurate with training/experience
Position Description: Epidemiologist I for Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI): The primary purpose of this position is to study the distribution and determinants of health-related and events as they relate to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and to apply this study to the control of health problems in this subject area. This position also supports the planning, development, and coordination for the statewide HAI antimicrobial resistance (AR) surveillance, prevention and containment response program; acts as a liaison between all participating agencies including hospitals, physicians, community clinics, infection control practitioners, long-term care facilities, as well as national professional organizations such as the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) or federal partners such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for implementation of the program objectives. Additionally, this position will coordinate efforts to improve healthcare facility preparedness regarding emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Epidemiology or health- related field for which the candidate completed and passed at least three (3) epidemiological methods courses, one of which must be an advanced level, and at least two (2) biostatistics courses requiring mastery of large datasets and analyses using a statistical software application. Each qualifying course should have fulfilled a minimum of 2 credits.

LICENSE: Valid State of Hawaii driver’s license is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of public health principles and practice. Understanding of and familiarity with tenets of infection control, including infection control practices. Understanding of principles and practices of health education. Experience in engaging community partners and using information in designing, interpreting data and conducting epidemiological assessments. Work experience and knowledge in public health, microbiology, infection control, developing and promoting health programs in the community and consulting with healthcare providers preferred.

ABILITIES: Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports utilizing different modes of media–computer, presentations (oral and written), by telephone, and video conference. Establish cooperative agreements and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of agencies and programs. Develop and implement project procedures and guidelines. Plan, develop, implement, and coordinate public information campaigns in-house or through contract services.

Organization Description: The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii. HDOH supports a diverse-multicultural workforce that reflects the community,promotes equal opportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.

Closing Date: 12/9/2019
Desired Starting Date: 11/1/2019
Contact Name: Hawaii Department of Health Recruitment and Examination,  Epidemiologist I (Healthcare Associated Infections)
Contact Location: PO Box 3378

Honolulu   HI  96801-3378
Contact Location: PO Box 3378
  Honolulu   HI  96801-3378
Contact Phone: 808 587-6567 
Contact Fax: 808 586-4595
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Submit completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment /EPI_I_123048.pdf

to: Department of Health P.O. Box 3378 Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378 Attn: Recruitment & Examination

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.

Additional Information: This is a temporary, non-civil service exempt position. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”

This is a 12-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, 2019. Non-competitive, continuing applications for this position are available through the end of a five- year grant period, ending July 31, 2024. Travel may be required.

Web Site Delete Date: 12/9/2019