The Antibiotic Resistant Coordinator / Infection Preventionist will coordinate, implement, and promote antibiotic resistance and antibiotic utilization activities through collaboration with healthcare facilities and department of health partners utilizing National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance and electronic laboratory reporting resources. Duties will include but are not limited to:
- Promote and provide antimicrobial stewardship resources to health care providers and the public.
- Hold outreach meetings with facilities, hospital associations, healthcare coalitions and infection control networks to collaborate and promote AU/AR surveillance activities.
- Conduct AU/AR evaluations and reports.
- Assist with CDC grant progress reports and renewal proposals
- Collaborate with Bureau of Public Health Laboratories’ (BPHL) staff on activities such as working with isolates received for confirmatory testing and response to unusual isolates or identified clusters, and to provide updates on concerns and burdens that arise from testing.
- Collaborate by sharing lab resources, case data, and assessing HAI/AR prevention efforts with state and local laboratories and regional antibiotic resistant (AR) laboratories to ensure reliable, accurate, and timely laboratory testing and reporting (with focus on CRE) from healthcare facilities to the HAI/AR prevention.
- Provide HAI program support and collaboration.
Master’s degree in epidemiology, or equivalent degree in a health-related field, such as MPH and/or RN education.
Experience in the areas of Antibiotic Resistance and Infection Control is preferred.
Three years of experience in each of the following areas:
- Public health or healthcare performing drug resistance activities.
- Development of web-based applications using asp.net.
- Epidemiology and health-care associated infections.
- Infection prevention and control principles using nationally recognized guidelines.
- Working with the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system.
- Utilizing data analysis software such as Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Access, and Structured Query Language (SQL)
Successful applicants are asked to briefly detail their experience in the above areas within the cover letter box in this application.
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