A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Michigan Medicine's Infection Prevention & Epidemiology department is looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual for the position of Communicable Disease Epidemiologist .
Lead contact tracing and COVID exposure work ups
Coordinate contact tracing activities and cluster/outbreak investigations
Handle daily exposure works ups for communicable diseases
Investigate clusters or outbreaks of infection
Function as the direct liaison to OHS and Public Health
Conduct activities related to exposure of patients and employees to communicable diseases
Collect, review, analyze and interpret data related to outbreaks including but not limited to epi curves
Update exposure scripts and letters
Provide coverage for IPE 24/7 on call pager
Report Communicable Disease
Other Duties as assigned
A Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related health field is necessary
Excellent communication and presentation skills and strong analytical capabilities
Reasonable knowledge of medical microbiology
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with groups, efficiently able to meet deadlines, capable of performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and highly self-motivated
Masters Degree Preferred
Experience in infection prevention preferred
Certification in infection control preferred
Primarily Monday-Friday with some weekend coverage as needed. Part-time (20 hours)
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.