Infectious Disease Control Consultant
State of Ohio - Franklin County, OH

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Acts as statewide expert on bioterrorism and infectious disease prevention and control for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Consults with local health departments, healthcare facilities (e.g., nursing homes, hospitals, clinics), community agencies (e.g., schools, child care centers), healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, infection control professionals), and the general public on the prevention and control of infectious disease and bioterrorism, with special focus on community outbreaks. Provides specialized technical assistance and consultation on matters related to infectious disease and bioterrorism prevention and control (e.g., diagnosis, treatment, contact investigation, outbreak response, community outreach), with emphasis on community and institutional outbreaks. Participates in epidemiologic investigation of infectious disease outbreaks and bioterrorism events. Evaluates statewide infectious disease prevention and control efforts and activities through case review, oversight of case management, cohort review and analysis of surveillance and epidemiologic data. Writes assigned portions of grant applications and progress reports for infectious disease and bioterrorism prevention and control. Provides cross-coverage for prevention and control of other infectious disease (e.g., antimicrobial resistance, emerging infectious disease, foodborne disease, vaccine-preventable disease, and zoonosis). As assigned, conducts site visits to healthcare facilities (e.g. hospitals, clinics, nursing homes).
Prepares and maintains various records, reports and correspondence (e.g. prepares outbreak and infectious disease investigation reports to include epidemiologic and infection control data; monitors and maintains records and files pertaining to infectious disease prevention and control). Updates and disseminates Ohio Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Directory annually. Prepares documents for records release requests. Researches resource material (e.g., infectious disease and infection control journals, textbooks and manuals) and maintains a file of current information on infectious disease and bioterrorism (BT) prevention and control. Researches and identifies ODH resources (e.g., ODH publications, employees with expertise on infectious disease and bioterrorism prevention and control) available to assist agencies in implementing infectious disease and BT prevention and control interventions.
Develops and conducts infectious disease and bioterrorism prevention and control educational programs on a statewide basis for local health departments, professional organizations, community agencies and the general public. Speaks at conferences and meetings. Formulates and disseminates ODH health education materials for the prevention and control of infectious disease and bioterrorism. Coordinates updates and revisions of infectious disease manuals (e.g., Infectious Disease Control Manual [IDCM]). Submits original articles on infectious disease and bioterrorism topics for release in ODH and external publications (e.g., CDC, infection control, infectious disease and epidemiology journals and publications).
Attends professional conferences, seminars and meetings to enhance knowledge of infectious disease and bioterrorism prevention and control. Reads nursing, infection control, medical, epidemiologic and infectious disease journals to stay current with knowledge of infectious disease and bioterrorism prevention and control. Serves on committees as assigned. May conduct site visits to health care facilities (e.g. hospitals). As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, Incident Response Team or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Current & valid license to practice professional nursing as Registered Nurse (i.e., R.N.) in Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing per Section 4723.03 of Ohio Revised Code; 24 mos. exp. as Registered Nurse practicing in infection control in a population/community based setting to include both: analysis & interpretation of collected infection control data & investigation & surveillance of suspected outbreaks of infection; & at least 3 of the following: (i.e., planning, implementation & evaluation of infection prevention & control measures; education of individuals about infection risk, prevention & control; development & revision of infection control policies & procedures; management of infection prevention & control activities; providing consultation on infection risk assessment, prevention & control strategies); 4 mos. trg. or 4 mos. exp. in public speaking/teaching techniques; 3 mos. trg. or 3 mos. exp. in computer operation.

-Or equivalent of the Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above may be substituted for the experience required, but not for the mandated licensure.

Supplemental Information:

Attachments to your application will not be accepted for this posting. You may copy and paste your resume in the text box provided on your application.

Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria: Bachelors or advanced degree in Nursing; Certification in Infection Control (CIC); experience in infectious disease prevention and control; participating in infectious disease outbreak investigation; working with local health departments or other community agencies; developing training or education programs; presenting training or education programs; participating in grant writing. Your application must specifically address how you meet the above criteria through your experience, education, knowledge, skill and ability.

All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education and work record.

Overnight travel may be required and must provide own transportation.

EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS:
Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide the transcript within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.
Please note that a transcript is considered “official” only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution’s website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity’s award of a putative degree.
STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS:
Applicants can view the status of posted positions by logging onto our website www.odh.ohio.gov .
Click on the Careers link at the bottom of the page, then go to Status of Positions and click on that link to see if the position has been filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application and clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties below. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed. A resume and/or additional information can be attached to the application and submitted on-line by adding it to your OHMS profile.
Applications for this position must be submitted on-line or date-stamped in Human Resources by 5:00 PM on the deadline day. Postmarked applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Please submit a separate application for each Position Number (PN) for which you are applying. It is understood that this vacancy posting will in no way replace the position description which remains the official document outlining the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent assigned to this position.

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