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Infectious Disease Emerg. Preventionist - Emergent Infectious Disease - F/T - Days at Careers | UC Irvine Health - 12080

Updated: April 30, 2019
Job Family: Professional

Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                     EHS Specialist III

Position Number:                      10006490

Reports to:                                 Mgr, Epidemiology & Infection

Working Title:                            Infect. Disease Emerg. Prevent

Cost Center:                              Emergent Infectious Disease  (8715)

Bargaining Unit:                       None

FLSA:                                          Exempt

Job Code:                                  7132

Date Created:                            02/01/2019

Shift:                                           Day Shift

Hours:                                         40.00


Position Summary: 

Manage emerging infectious disease, highly resistant organism and seasonal influenza preparedness, including coordination with multiple departments and administration to develop & maintain preparedness plans, develop employee/physician communication and education, and maintain equipment and supplies for training & preparedness.  Work with the Department  of Epidemiology & Infection Prevention and Department of Emergency Management to actively coordinate internal and external information gathering regarding threats and situational status of UC Irvine Health. Serve as a biosafety officer for UC Irvine Health to coordinate biosafety risk mitigation. Responsibility & oversight includes both inpatient and ambulatory sites.


Salary Range: 


Rate    Minimum  $80,000.00    Maximum  $144,300.00


Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System , COM, UCI Research Administration and other UC System campuses

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environment

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education

Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills sufficient to identify needs, conduct research and develop innovative proposals, solutions, and programs

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Interpersonal facilitation and communication skills to interact effectively and professionally with executive leadership, managers, supervisor, employees, employee representatives, Office of the President, and the general public

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Proficiency in computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to draft, edit, and produce a variety of complex documents such as reports, correspondence and policies and procedures


Preferred Qualifications:

Certified in Infection Control

Knowledge of Joint Commission, CMS, and CDPH requirements for infection prevention and emergency preparedness

Knowledge of UCI policies and procedures

Training in Lean Six Sigma change methodology


Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.





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