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Infection Control Specialist
Ref No.: 19-03275
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Segment:State and Local
JOB OPENING TYPE:SONJ- New Request
JPAS:NO
Engagement Type: Contract

Short Description:
Infection Control Specialist
Work hours?: 9-5
Lunch period -45 minutes

Complete Description

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external health related partners; scheduling consultative visits and communications with public health partners; Cleaning, organizing, and summarizing data on infection prevention and control capacity; Performing descriptive and basic statistical analyses on quantitative data; Assisting in preparation and development of infection prevention and control related educational and messaging materials; Coordinating delivery of reports and resources to public health partners; Assisting in other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, education, and/or experience
  • Recruiting for an ICS/Epidemiologist with the necessary education, training, and experience to assess, quantify, and report on infection prevention and control capacity in New Jersey.
  • This position is a member of a healthcare-associated infections (HAI) team with a home base in Trenton at the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).
  • The successful candidate will have experience in applied epidemiology, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, Excel, Access) and experience in healthcare facilities is preferred. Valid Driver's License and access to vehicle transportation is required.
Mandatory skills/certification(s) Requirement:
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology or other relevant master's degree in a public health-related field with at least 1 year of experience.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in applied epidemiology, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, Excel, Access) and experience in healthcare facilities is preferred.

Desired skills:

Experience in preventing, assessing and controlling communicable diseases, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working as part of a team