MCD Inc.

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Project Coordinator, Healthcare Infection & Control - (Performance Improvement)

This position will provide Epidemiological services by supporting the Department’s core functions of the Healthcare Epidemiology Program, ensuring subject matter experts in infection control are available to provide consultation to healthcare facilities, assisting in response during public health threats and conducting surveillance and analyzing data. This position will also work with healthcare facilities providing assistance in the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antibiotic Resistance (AR) in Maine, conducting onsite or remote assessments for infection control and/or Emerging Threat readiness at healthcare facilities, providing assistance in developing action plans with focused measurable goals and conducting onsite assessments for infection control during a facility outbreak event, facilitating action plan resolutions at the facility level, preparing written reports/presentations in order to provide feedback and drive healthcare epidemiology improvement, and ensuring availability of a representative of the Healthcare Epidemiology Program at various meetings, events, etc.

(These responsibilities and job duties are specific to the hired position)

This position will perform the following essential functions in addition to the responsibilities listed in the position description:

• Analyze data to target extended care facilities for Infection Control Assessment and Responses (ICAR)s;
• Assist with infection control and/or Emerging Threat assessments as needed;
• Analyze ICAR findings to determine how the Department can address patterns/trends in the State;
• Provide education on infection control and prevention, and Emerging Threat readiness in extended care facilities across the State, as needed;
• Connect healthcare facilities with evidence-based resources as requested or in response to mitigation of identified gaps in infection control and prevention;
• Work with Department stakeholder to update and expand course offerings on the Maine Infection Prevention Forum website;
• Develop reports that discuss and display the success of Emerging Threat services efforts; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• A Bachelor of Science degree in a healthcare-related field with a minimum of two2) years’ experience in a healthcare setting
• Preferred Training/Experience:
o Two (2) years of clinical experience (e.g. direct or indirect patient care).
o One (1) year of work experience in the extended care healthcare setting.
o Formal training in Infection Prevention and Control;
o “CIC” certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC);
o At least one (1) year experience with project management;
o Has at least one (1) years of experience in using data for improvement activities, or has completed formal training;
o At least one (1) year experience in data analysis.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, web-based meeting platforms, and utilizing other web-based programs.

Position: Professional level
Location: 286 Water Street, Augusta, Maine (supporting Kennebec and Somerset Counties)
Projected start date: Immediately

Application Requirements
NOTE: All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit the following:
• A cover letter and resume
• Your salary expectations
• Two writing samples
• Three professional references

Position is open until filled. Please send all of the requested information. No phone calls please.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization

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  1. Resume/Cover Letter w/ salary req.
  2. Writing Samples
  3. Three Professional References