Health Protection Officer
Public Health South - Invercargill
- Permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE), 40 hours per week
- Use your passion for health and well-being in this community role!
Mō te tūranga - About the role
Working as a Health Protection Officer for the Southern DHB, your work will cover a variety of health protection programme areas including communicable disease, urban planning and environmental health issues.
As a naturally inquisitive person you will have an investigative mind and be practiced at problem solving. The ability to assess, communicate and manage risk towards human health is an essential component of this work. It is essential that you have good communication skills and the ability to create good working relationships, working in a wider public health team. You will have excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow procedures.
You will have expertise in managing relationships both internally and in the wider community, including stakeholders and NGOs.
Mōu ake - About you
It goes without saying that you will be a strategic thinker and an exceptional planner with outstanding organisational skills. A good knowledge of and strong links to the wider Southland communities will be an advantage.
In order to be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the following:
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- A clean, full class one, NZ driver's licence
- A background in Public Health or a relevant qualification
- Ability to cope with work pressures and stress, while proactively managing conflicting demands on time
- Demonstrated experience in applying relevant legislation, codes, standards, and guidelines
- Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to providing equitable outcomes to people of all ethnicities and backgrounds
Mō mātou - About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Utu whānui - Salary range
This role belongs to the DHB/PSA Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical Collective Agreement between step1 ($59,035 p.a pro-rata) and step 8 ($85,992 p.a. pro-rata) of the Non-Degree Technical Scale.
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Friday, 1 December 2023.
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Do not delay; make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Tono ināianei - Apply now
For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, email@example.com
If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
- Covid-19 vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
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