Infection Prevention and Control Program Senior Specialist - (200000B3)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is seeking a full-time, contractual Infection Prevention and Control Program Senior Specialist for the Office of Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Response (OARHAIR) in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB). The Infection Prevention and Control Program Senior Specialist will function as the team lead for the coordination and response to the containment of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings. This includes but is not limited to the coordination of facility screenings and the performance of infection prevention and control assessments for facilities identified with targeted or novel antimicrobial resistance.
Additionally, the individual in this position will assist with other activities, as assigned, that improve our understanding and efforts to reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections and improve antimicrobial stewardship across the entire healthcare spectrum, including assisting with infection prevention and control activities, education, and facility assessments. The individual in this position will work closely with internal MDH partners, Maryland's 24 local health departments, healthcare facilities and communities, other state agencies, and federal partners.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is contractual position offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; access to professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
In collaboration with programmatic leadership, plan, develop, administer and coordinate new or revised goals and objectives for programs. Ensure that goals, objectives, and deliverables specified are accomplished in accordance within priorities, time and funding limitations, or other specifications.
Independently manages the day-to-day activities and events of the program. Provide advanced administrative and research support to the programmatic leadership teams. Evaluate program effectiveness in order to develop and implement new or improved methods.
Leads development and content of speeches, presentations, articles and other forms of content dissemination. Contributes substantially in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies, including providing oversight to social marketing strategy, making media appearances, and maintaining content on website.
Performs specialized administrative and academic functions, including research and data analyses, program coordination and monitoring, data collection, database creation, counseling, surveys, reports, and recommends program changes.
Monitors and maintains relationships with contractors, local jurisdictions, state agencies, legislature, and sponsors to ensure compliance with work plan and deliverables.
Leads the preparation of final program and financial reports for submission to management or outside agencies to include reporting on work of University of Maryland, all subcontractors, and applicable consultants regarding operation of the programs.
Prepares proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings, or conferences with high impact on program and/or participants. Coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
Coordinates program activities through delegation of assignments to staff. May supervise and mentor other support staff.