Hospital Epidemiology Program Manager

  • Oakland, CA
  • Quality
  • Infection Control
  • Full Time - Day
  • Management
  • Req #: 25925-17090
  • Posted: January 29, 2020
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Position Overview

Implements epidemiological reduction strategies for patients and staff through assessment and risk identification; researching current literature and practice; development, implementation, monitoring and reporting prevention strategies; routine and focused surveillance; policy and procedure development; training and education program development and collaboration with staff in departments across the AHS; collaborates in clinical analytics, data management and reporting stratgies for internal and external public health and regulatory reporting measures.

Duties & Essential Job Functions
NOTE: Following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

Communicates specifications for data needs to analytics staff; prepares and presents reports of findings supported by data and graphics at various committees as required.

Manages projects and collaborates with clinical and Infection Prevention staff to fill identified gaps in infection prevention and control efforts.

Performs statistical analysis of infection data, generates graphic displays and creates reports for internal use and external agencies; benchmarks and compares infection rates.

Performs complex data collection and analysis and contributes to reports and epidemiological investigations; proposes new or updated infection control protocols and policies.

Performs surveillance activities including communicable disease exposure follow up and outbreak management; investigates and reports communicable diseases and other reportable events to appropriate agencies.

Identifies patients with community-acquired, healthcare-associated, or surgical-site infections, as well as patients and employees with exposures to infectious and/or drug-resistant organisms; performs all appropriate reporting, documentation, notifications, and follow up in accordance with relevant policies and regulations.

Leads committees and project-focused groups; tracks and communicates progress of infection-reduction initiatives to key stakeholders; develops data requirements for new initiatives and communicates specifications for complex analyses to advanced analytics team.

Manages and maintains data and records for the purposes of determining negative trends, problem identification/resolution and reporting responsibilities; reports regularly to appropriate hospital committee’s data regarding various outcomes within the Infection Control Program.

Manages and coordinates reporting and/or follow-up regarding communicable diseases to the Alameda County California Emerging Infection Program, State Health Department, CDC, and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Required Education: Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, or Epidemiology (if less than two years experience)

Required Experience: Two years of relevant healthcare, epidemiology/biostatistics, analytics, or infection prevention, or equivalent combination of experience and training (Preferred if in possession of Master’s degree).

Preferred Experience: Two years of experience epidemiology/infection control experience in a large acute care setting.

Required Licenses/Certifications: Completion of epidemiology or infection control course (i.e.: APIC EPI Intensive or EPI 101) within one year of hire; certification in Infection Prevention within two years of hire.


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