Chief, Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
February 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics announces an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician to serve as Chief of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention.
The Chief of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention reports to the Chief Medical Officer as well as to the Division Chief of Infectious Diseases. The Chief of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention chairs the hospital’s Infection Control Committee, and collaborates closely with the Quality Improvement Department, Employee Health, and public health at the local and state levels. The Chief will maintain a clinical practice as a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and will actively contribute to research and scholarly activities.
The Section of Infectious Diseases includes 18 clinical faculty and 14 research faculty. The Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Department, which comprises eight nursing and infection control practitioners and a data analyst, leads multidisciplinary teams across the health system to promote patient safety and support the health system’s goal of eliminating all preventable harm. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a designated Assessment Hospital for Special Pathogens, is building a special pathogen isolation unit, one of the first of its kind in the United States.
Nationally recognized as a premier destination for pediatric medical care, research, and medical education, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the largest free-standing pediatric hospital in the United States. Additionally, the hospital is consistently recognized as a top pediatric hospital by U.S. News and World Report, with specific recognition in 10 specialty areas. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ranks in the top-10, nationally, in NIH funding to free-standing children’s hospitals.
The successful physician leadership candidate will demonstrate a track record of academic accomplishments in clinical care, education and research with special qualifications in epidemiology and infection prevention. Experience with clinical epidemiology, regulatory agencies and quality improvement science are required. Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and provide executive leadership for public health threats are essential. The available position requires board certification in pediatrics and infectious diseases, and eligibility for an academic appointment at The Ohio State University at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Ideal candidates will possess a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or Public Health.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is located in Columbus, Ohio – the state capital. Columbus is a thriving, diverse, technologically sophisticated metropolitan area with a population of two million, offering an outstanding quality of life and cost of living.
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