The Florida Department of Health is seeking a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program Manager. The HAI program manager maintains a program aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections within Florida. The program manager leads a team of epidemiologists and data analysts that collectively work towards reaching programmatic goals.
Responsible for program communication including phone calls, emails, and webinars.
Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders (Center for Diseases Control (CDC), Boards, Councils, and Committees as required by state or federal law) such as members of the HAI Advisory Board and other health care professionals, facilities and associations as determined and recommended by the CDC.
Conduct site visits at health care facilities participating in sponsored projects to provide live training, assess process measures defined by the CDC and the HAI Advisory Board, and consult on program implementation.
Coordinate and collaborate HAI prevention activities
Design PowerPoint slides and other training materials concerning the HAI Prevention Program per guidelines
Perform presentations via webinar or travel to present in-person at conferences and meetings as requested and approved
Coordinate and facilitate the Florida HAI Advisory Board
Oversee and review the development of training tools, presentations, and webinars created by HAI Program staff to ensure compliance with CDC guidelines to support the implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies.
Provide technical subject matter expertise in healthcare-associated infections and infection control protocols for grant applications by drafting plans to complete grant deliverables for review. Complete progress reports for the CDC HAI Prevention Infrastructure and HAI and antibiotic resistance grants which detail progress toward meeting technical guidelines for the HAI Prevention Program.
Distribute to HAI Prevention Program staff and other staff a summary of technical information reviewed during CDC HAI conference calls and other appropriate webinars, conference calls, and trainings as determined by the CDC or the area of infection control, Ebola preparedness, and infection reporting.
Perform HAI data reviews using subject matter expertise to support data-driven decision making and evaluate progress based on CDC guidelines and grant deliverables as directed.
Collaborate with the surveillance section and investigations unit on outbreaks and providing subject matter expertise on epidemiologically significant organisms by participating in conference calls and completing written assignments.
Three years of experience and a Master’s degree in epidemiology, or an equivalent degree in a health-related field or nursing degree with certification in infection control and coursework in epidemiology.
Three years of experience in epidemiology, HAI surveillance, program development, and quality improvement principles.
Three years of experience with business processes in the medical field in general and public health surveillance and epidemiology.
Two years of experience with developing infection control programs using guidelines defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) standards and tools.
Two years of experience with public health stakeholders, including working with infection prevention workers, medical professionals, and other stakeholders as recommended by the CDC as key to infection control programs.
Two years of experience educating health care professionals on infection control procedures in health care facilities.
Two years of management or leadership experience leading epidemiology projects.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary includes paid individual medical coverage. Paid state holidays and 16 hours of PTO accrued per month
Internal Number: 089999
About Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health is a state agency in Florida with over 16,000 employees.The Florida Department of Health is responsible for protecting the public health and safety of the residents and visitors of the state of Florida. It is a cabinet-level agency of the state government, headed by a state surgeon general who reports to the governor. The department has its headquarters in Tallahassee