THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) Clinical Center, a 200-bed clinical research hospital, is recruiting for an Infection Control Consultant/ Hospital Epidemiology Practitioner to share responsibility for the Hospital Epidemiology Service (HES) program with three other Infection Control Consultants. We are looking for applicants who have critical thinking skills, leadership qualities, intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for science, and an interest in clinical research. The qualified candidate must be a team player who can also work independently. Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to use electronic information systems are essential.
For over 60 years, the Clinical Center has been a national and international focal point for innovative translational clinical research. The Clinical Center's primary goal is to provide a world-class venue for moving the scientific discoveries of NIH researchers from the research laboratory bench into clinical medicine. Our volunteer patients and research teams work together to seek answers to complex problems, while sharing the excitement and challenge of an environment designed to produce groundbreaking clinical research. Our hospital serves patients from all over the world, and our laboratories and hospital have spawned Nobel Prize-winning research. The unique nature of the Clinical Center's research environment presents both distinctive challenges as well as extraordinary opportunities for professionals interested in hospital epidemiology.
In addition to the general duties performed as part of an effective hospital epidemiology program, the Clinical Center provides an opportunity to:
Perform infection surveillance on a fascinating, unique, ever-changing, inpatient and outpatient research subject population. All patients participate in one or more clinical research studies. The portfolio of studies includes stem cell transplantation, gene therapy/gene editing, immunotherapy, cell therapy, and other innovative approaches to understanding and curing disease.
Participate as an integral part of the team in the formal and informal education of staff and patients regarding the etiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, infection control, occupational risks, and prevention strategies.
Identify and investigate healthcare-associated infection clusters.
Collaborate with an academically inclined Occupational Medicine Service in the design and implementation of employee health programs.
Participate in the design and conduct of clinical research projects and contribute to the literature in the discipline of hospital epidemiology.
This civil service position provides benefits for medical/hospitalization, dental, life insurance, and a retirement program including a 401K-type supplemental retirement plan. The salary is highly competitive, ranging from $69,581 to $128,920 and accommodates prior training and experience. Bethesda, Maryland is located 10 miles from Washington, DC in a culturally enriched area.
The NIH Clinical Center - There is no other hospital like it! We invite you to join us on the edge of medical discovery!
To learn more about the NIH, please visit www.nih.gov The CC vacancy announcement for this position contains complete application procedures and lists all mandatory information which you must submit with your application. This announcement will be available on www.usajobs.gov from July 1, 2019 until July 10, 2019 and posted under announcement #NIH-CC-DE-19-10518430, NIH-CC-MP-19-10518775. Applications must be received by 7/10/19, 11:59pm.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
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Internal Number: NIH-CC-DE-19-10518430
About NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Clinical Center Hospital Epidemiology Service
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