Chief Epidemiology Officer Job at The Tampa General Hospital Foundation Inc, Tampa, FL

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  • The Tampa General Hospital Foundation Inc
  • Tampa, FL

Job Description

Job Summary

Serving as a Medical Director and with the support of the Infection Prevention department, responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and managing the spread of infectious diseases within the hospital, the Hospital Epidemiologist plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and healthy hospital environment relative to infectious diseases. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of Tampa General Hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Oversee development of consistent standard operating procedure and management strategies for hospital-acquired infections (HAI).

* Routinely conducts surveillance of the environment and reports on potential hazards related to infection prevention.

* Conducts education as needed for physicians, staff, volunteers, and patients related to prevention of the spread of infection.

* Consult and advise Team Member Health about exposures and vaccinations.

* Coordinate with Antimicrobial Stewardship Team for efforts in best practices for use of antimicrobials and prevention of emergence of resistant organisms.

* Interface with surgical services about wound infections, relevant complications.

* Work with sepsis task force for sepsis treatment and prevention initiatives or research.

* With IP and quality teams, educate staff on implementing best practices and quality improvement measures.

* Advise Vascular Access team, Environmental Services, Facilities, Sterile Processing and Disinfection, procedural areas on best practices for infection prevention.

* Membership/sponsorship on quality workgroups for infection prevention as needed.

* Oversight of mitigation policies for infection prevention.

* Direct oversight of the FHSC System, will report out to system entity boards, MEC's, etc.

* Doctorate Degree, with a focus on Infectious Diseases.

* Licensed Medical Doctor, MD.

* Board-certified Infectious Disease Physician.

* Prior medical leadership experience, minimum 1 year (Medical Director, Program Leaders, etc.)

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