Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Associate Hospital Epidemiologist/ID Physician in Boston, Massachusetts
The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliated institution, jointly with the Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology Division in the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety, seek a BC/BE infectious disease physician at the Instructor of Assistant Professor level. This physician would function as an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist with some time spent on antimicrobial stewardship and inpatient clinical practice. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of healthcare epidemiology; prior experience with hospital infection control beyond routine infectious disease fellowship training preferred, including related research.
Responsibilities include assisting in the direction and management of the infection control program under the supervision of the hospital epidemiologist. This includes surveillance for nosocomial infections, developing and maintaining infection control policies and procedures, and planning and coordination of programs for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to use electronic information systems for analysis and data management are essential.
A master’s degree in epidemiology or public health or other appropriate advanced degree preferred, as well as completion of the SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology or equivalent. At least three years’ experience in infection control in a tertiary care environment preferred, as well as research training in healthcare epidemiology.
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