OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IV


Job title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IV

Company: State of Florida

Job description: Requisition No: 823828

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IV – 64858229

Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64858229

Salary: $35.00

Posting Closing Date: 03/29/2024

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Division of Disease Control and Health Protection

Bureau of Epidemiology

Job Title: OPS Biological Scientist IV

Work Location: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe County

Position Number: 64858229

Requisition: 823828

Requestion Salary: $35.00

The position is located within Region 7: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe; therefore, candidates will need to be living within that region.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

Provide timely infection prevention and control consultation.

Serve as subject matter expert on healthcare-associated infection (HAI) related CDC guidance.

Perform onsite prevention-based infection prevention and control assessments, including a review of healthcare facility infection prevention plans, direct observation of infection control practices using a standardized tool (e.g., ICAR), and surveillance capacity.

Conduct onsite response-based visits to investigate suspected outbreaks or infection control breaches, including an initial consultation with healthcare facilities to identify sources and mitigate transmission.

Document and compile findings from on-site visits and summarize them in a report and tracking system. Document key findings and recommendations provided to the participating healthcare facility and other key stakeholders, including the Health Care-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance (HAI/AR) Program, within 72 hours of the completed assessments.

Conduct follow-up site assessments within 4 weeks of initial visits to ensure the healthcare facility has implemented mitigation recommendations based on report findings.

As requested, provide additional support for regional training on infection prevention and control in collaboration with Project Firstline Educators in each region for LTCF. Ensure that the goal of 60% regional facility participation is achieved.

Collaborate with health care facilities, including, but not limited to, long-term care facilities, dialysis facilities, dental facilities, and outpatient care facilities to improve outbreak detection and reporting.

Review National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reports and analyze Merlin data to identify opportunities for improving emerging threat detection and making recommendations for healthcare facilities with the greatest need for improvement based on surveillance data. Use data effectively to drive outreach for conducting ICARs.

Utilize Florida’s surveillance system, Merlin, to track outbreaks and investigate AR, MDRO, and non-AR cases.

Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in healthcare, public health, or related fields required

Preferred

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience conducting on-site and/or remote health care facility infection control assessments
  • Certification in infection control preferred

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe County – The position is located within Region 7; therefore, candidates must live within that region.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • And more!

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Please be advised:

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department’s VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Expected salary:

Location: Miami Beach, FL

Job date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 23:48:32 GMT

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