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Epidemiologist, Surveillance IPC

Infection Prevention and Control Epidemiologist
Full Time
Surveillance, Infection Prevention and Control
2012-11-29  Time: 23:59
As soon as possible

Monday to Friday
This position is classified as a P3. Minimum $65,250 annually, Maximum $98,000 annually.

Reporting to the Director, Surveillance, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Epidemiologist is a key member of the Infection Prevention and Control Surveillance Team. As part of the Infection Prevention and Control program, the IPC Epidemiologist works to describe and investigate the distribution and causes of healthcare-associated infections in Alberta Health Services and assists in developing strategies for preventing and controlling these infections. This individual is responsible for providing expert guidance in implementing and maintaining the Alberta Health Services Infection Prevention and Control surveillance systems. Other responsibilities include providing epidemiologic and statistical support for: ensuring quality surveillance data, data centralization, investigating of healthcare-associated outbreaks, evaluating of IPC interventions, and translating surveillance information into practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Uses applied epidemiological methods, skills and knowledge to design, implementation and/or evaluation of IPC surveillance systems including developing and implementing centralized data systems.
  • Applies analytic and statistical skills and knowledge to the analysis and interpretation of surveillance data.
  • Provides epidemiologic and statistical expertise for quality improvement initiatives
  • Collaborates in planning, designing and implementing epidemiologic studies in IPC

The minimum educational requirement is a Master’s or PhD in epidemiology. In addition, the entry level IPC Epidemiologist needs at least 3 years experience in a health-related field, OR experience and proficiency in two of the following:
1. patient care practice
2. microbiology and infectious diseases
3. epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Travel Required

Certification in Infection Control will be required once eligible (2 years after entering the position).
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and project management skills required. Membership with position related professional associations (CHICA-Canada, CHICA-Chapter) required.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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