City
Nashville
State
TN
Position Id
2469
Epidemiologist
Nashville, Tennessee

APN Staffing is NOW hiring for a Senior Epidemiologist for our client the State of Tennessee. This position is HYBRID with hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

The Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program within the Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP) division of the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is accepting applications for an Epidemiologist 2 position. This position is currently funded from year to year through CDC cooperative agreements (grants). Some in-state and out of state travel is required.

This position will lead a new collaborative project created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This CDC-created project is an HAI/AR Program Analytics & Evaluation Collaborative. In coordination with CDC, this position will be the primary liaison with CDC colleagues. This position will oversee and will evaluate the effectiveness of select HAI/AR prevention and response strategies. This position will be responsible for participating in regular meetings (e.g., monthly) and will take part in a minimum of 2 collaborative evaluation projects annually, which may include collecting and sharing standardized data. This position will be encouraged to conduct additional evaluations of a prevention or response activity within their jurisdiction and share the findings with other sites through presentation, publication, or some other means.

RESPONSBILITIES:

• Monitor, collect, and analyze data for the HAI/AR Program Analytics & Evaluation Collaborative

• Share results from the HAI/AR Program Analytics & Evaluation Collaborative analyses with external stakeholders

• Coordinating the TDH CMS Data Linkage project and collaborating with other HAI team members on various data linkage projects

• Supervision of a small team including epidemiologists, pharmacists, public health nurses, and administrative staff

• Participate in grant development, writing, administration, and monitoring to ensure compliance with grant requirements

• Participate in HAI- and MDRO-related projects, including an Emerging Infections Program (EIP) point prevalence study of HAIs and antimicrobial use, onsite and remote validation of HAI data, and other special projects as needed.

• Lead HAI prevention collaboratives for healthcare facilities across the state

• Lead and participate in outbreak investigations as required

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate's degree in epidemiology (OR) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate's degree in; medicine(MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), veterinarian medicine (DVM), public health, biostatistics, statistics, health informatics health sciences, biomedical sciences or environmental sciences with experience equivalent to two years' work experience in epidemiology. Additional graduate coursework in public health or an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years (OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, statistics, or health informatics with experience equivalent to four year's work experience in epidemiology. Additional studies with an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years (OR) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in health science, biomedical science or environmental science with experience equivalent to six year's work experience in epidemiology. Additional studies with an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

To learn more, please contact Angelique Wilson @ angelique@apnusa.com or call 602-788-5890, ext. 115.