NURSE EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

The individual in this positon will be responsible for the investigation and implementation of interventions to control and prevent certain infectious diseases in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code.  This individual will serve as a resource to the public through community education and as a consultant to other healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, public health professionals, school officials and infection prevention partners.

 

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

The individual in this position will be responsible for the investigation and implementation of interventions to control and prevent certain infectious diseases in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code.  This individual will serve as a resource to the public through community education and as a consultant to other healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, public health professionals, school officials and infection prevention partners.

Associated Job Duties

  • Conduct disease surveillance and initiate epidemiological investigations to further describe the characteristics of certain infectious diseases and disease clusters. 
  • Create monthly report on numbers and incidence of selected infectious diseases and share with healthcare colleagues. 
  • Accurately enter data into MCPHD’s client management system and the Indiana State Department of Health’s electronic disease surveillance system. 
  • Collaborate and develop partnerships with other healthcare professionals and public health colleagues to address and control certain infectious diseases. 
  • Serve on county or state-wide taskforces, coalitions, and boards as the public health representative and infectious disease resource. 
  • Implement disease investigation policies and procedures in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations. 
  • Annually review and serve as subject matter expert on MCPHD’s bloodborne pathogen plan.
  • Maintain and review all infectious disease program’s policies and procedures located in MCPHD’s policy management system. 
  • Advise and enforce administrative code and local ordinance related to infectious diseases to protect the health and safety of the community. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of client’s information at all times and comply with all HIPAA rules and regulations. 
  • Provide orientation to new public health professionals on infectious diseases and serve as a subject matter expert on select diseases to other healthcare professionals, school officials, and the public in general. (2,5,8)
  • Participate in public health emergency preparedness exercises and in the response to public health emergencies, as directed. 
  • Participate in a minimum of two H.O.P.E. events totaling a minimum of eight (8) hours annually. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current CPR and Tuberculin Skin Testing certification
  • At least 1 year of experience working as an RN with experience using an EMR

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current CPR and Tuberculin Skin Testing certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Completion of National Incident Management System (NIMS) training.
  • Must comply with HIPAA policies and procedures for the handling of all protected health information (PHI).
  • Update MCPHD’s board of directors, other public agencies, and the media on progress of outbreaks or ongoing disease investigations of public health significance.
  • Assist in employee health program by administering the annually required tuberculin skin test and influenza vaccination to MCPHD staff.
  • Knowledge of Public Health 10 Essential Services
  • Knowledge of Epidemiological principles
  • Basic nursing skills expected
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office platform
  • Critical thinking, autonomy, and professionalism 

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work with deadlines balancing any potential immediate response needed for infectious disease prevention/containment 
  • May be required to perform physical activities associated with provision of nursing care in conjunction with disease prevention/containment activities
  • May need to travel both in-state and out-of-state for conferences, meetings, or workgroups

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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