COVID-19 Corps T- Nurse Epidemiologist

at CDC Foundation (view profile)
Location DETROIT, Michigan
Date Posted July 29, 2020
Category BSN
Job Type Contract

Description

TERM: 6 MONTHS

SALARY: 80,000.00

SIGN-ON BONUS: $4,000.00

 

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Nurse Epidemiologist is a professional who assumes the role of collecting and analyzing surveillance data, identifies trends in occurrence of infection and observes ongoing conditions and practices to assess their contribution to the spread or control of infection. This includes interpretation and reporting tabulated data.
Step into this crucial role, responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of our Infection Prevention and Control Program. Monitor cases of communicable diseases, health care-associated infections and epidemiologically significant organisms. Collect, analyze and report on surveillance data, ensuring the program complies with all applicable regulations. Identify and investigate potential outbreaks, and implement appropriate prevention and control measures. Provide consultation services to various departments throughout our hospital, by partnering closely with staff nurses, nursing leaders and physicians on their infection prevention and control. Regularly evaluate the program, and actively participate in performance improvement initiatives.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Examine patients and determine potential presence of infection
  • Assess risk factors within a patient, a facility, or even a population
  • Identify areas that need to be modified for better infection control
  • Monitor patient care to ensure infection isn't transmitted throughout the population
  • Work to develop policies and procedures that can help reduce infections and control disease
  • Consult with other medical professionals and policy makers to help reduce infection risk and promote better overall health

QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred Criteria:
• CIC and/or CBIC certification
• Three years’ experience in Critical Care or ED setting
• Infection Control experience preferred
• Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Required Criteria:
• Master's degree or current enrollment in a Master's program
• BSN (if Master's degree is still in process)
• Two years of acute care experience
• MI RN license (or eligible to obtain within two months)
• Candidates with a passion for and strong interest in Infection Control encouraged to apply

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.

 

Please apply directly through the company link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=014dfa20-d261-4f83-8d77-5edb4e15f0f8&ccId=9151448143730_726&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings

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