Healthcare Associated Infections Medical Epidemiologist - Epidemiology & response division
Why does the job exist?
The Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Medical Epidemiologist provides the clinical and technical expertise to direct and implement HAI activities under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Cooperative Agreements. The Medical Epidemiologist will function as a principle investigator (PI) for select EIP activities. This is a half-time (20 hours per week) position.
How does it get done?
The position works directly with healthcare facility infection control staff, Department of Health epidemiologists, medical epidemiologists within the Epidemiology and Response Division, and other stakeholders including members of the NM HAI Advisory Committee to reduce the incidence of HAIs and combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The position participates in other cross-cutting infectious disease epidemiology activities such as Infectious Disease Epidemiology day and night on-call services, and investigation of reported infectious disease cases, clusters, and outbreaks.
Who are the customers?
Internal and external stakeholders in the reduction of HAIs.
Medical Degree from an accredited medical school is required and at least (2) two years in the licensed practice of medicine. Experience in infection control practice, research project management, protocol implementation, and analysis of healthcare facility data is preferred.