Public Health Physician
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 email@example.com or (02) 5124 9442
- Assist the Chief Health Officer (CHO) in the carrying out of his/her statutory responsibilities, including being available for on-call duties.
- Providing leadership in the areas of health protection and control (communicable diseases management, environmental health and related policy etc.).
- To Chair Incident Management Teams in responding to public health incidents;
- Providing leadership with respect to the analysis and interpretation of surveillance data;
- Liaising with the Commonwealth, State and other authorities and representing the CHO as required.
- Liaising with the media and the public regarding public health matters as required.
- Providing reports and scientific papers for presentation, as required by the CHO.
- Providing professional support and supervision to Public Health Trainees and public health officers across the Division.
- Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.
- 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.
- 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.