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Clinical Epidemiologist

Job Description

Job ID: 1220942
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


Role Purpose

Responsible for using sound epidemiologic principles, develop surveillance programs to measure adverse outcomes (i.e. Infections), risk factors, and their distribution in the population before, during and after intervention. Build interdisciplinary partnerships and innovative, cost-effective approaches to provide a safe environment where risks for adverse outcomes are mitigated for patients, employees and visitors at all healthcare care delivery sites. Decrease the impact of healthcare-acquired adverse outcomes (infections) and occupational exposures across the healthcare continuum.


  • Conducts surveillance of healthcare-acquired infections and adverse outcomes.
  • Works with leadership and staff to build infection control programs and maximize employee's protection against infectious disease.
  • Leads outbreak investigations and performance improvement teams.
  • Provides education and consultation to healthcare providers and professionals.
  • Participates in infection control research, studies, data reporting and analysis.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Master's Degree
  • - Nursing/PH/related



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree
  • - Nursing/PH/related



  • 5-10 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CIC

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer