Public Health Physician
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 06 March 2020

Classification: Specialist Band 1 - 5/Senior Specialist
Salary: $164,470 - $222,205 plus superannuation
Position No: 33670
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 January 2020
Contact Officer: Kerryn Coleman on kerryn.coleman@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9442

Details: Public Health Protection and Regulation is a fast-paced public facing space to work in. If you have a passion for protecting the community and public health, your contribution means that you have a community-wide and enduring impact here in the ACT. From managing public health incidents to providing leadership in public health protection, the role will keep you engaged.
Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer, the successful applicant will work with Divisional Officers to address a wide range of public health issues within the ACT and via representation on national committees. These include (but are not limited to) environmental health and food safety; regulation of medicines and therapeutic goods, communicable disease control; health emergencies and policy development across these areas.
In this role you will:
  1. Assist the Chief Health Officer (CHO) in the carrying out of his/her statutory responsibilities, including being available for on-call duties.
  2. Providing leadership in the areas of health protection and control (communicable diseases management, environmental health and related policy etc.).
  3. To Chair Incident Management Teams in responding to public health incidents;
  4. Providing leadership with respect to the analysis and interpretation of surveillance data;
  5. Liaising with the Commonwealth, State and other authorities and representing the CHO as required.
  6. Liaising with the media and the public regarding public health matters as required.
  7. Providing reports and scientific papers for presentation, as required by the CHO.
  8. Providing professional support and supervision to Public Health Trainees and public health officers across the Division.
  9. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.
The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine or of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
  • Previous experience working in a Public Health Unit in the area of health protection.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Be granted with their Scope of Clinical Practice through the Medical Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC).
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Note: Subject to the successful candidate's experience, the person will be engaged as either a Specialist or Senior Specialist. This position requires participation in an after-hours roster.
How to Apply: Please submit a written application addressing the Selection Criteria limiting responses to 350 word per criteria, along with your current curriculum vitae, listing two referees and their contact details.
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