Public Health Physician

Employer: Southern DHB

Specialty: Public Health Medicine

Grading: Medical Officer

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: You will already have, or be able to achieve vocational registration in public health medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand, and be able to be designated by the Director-General of Health as a Medical Officer of Health.

Dunedin, Invercargill or Queenstown based

Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 to 250,560)

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (fixed-term 1.0 FTE negotiable)
  • Close knit, supportive team
  • Fixed-term to December 2023

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Public Health Physician in a growing service as we continually, promote and protect the health of our people and environment, implement the health reforms, as well as respond to COVID-19. You will need to be innovative and resilient to manage an evolving landscape of public health demands, supporting and influencing life, and sustaining communities.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

You will be part of a team of senior colleagues in the National Public Health Service – Southern to provide leadership to the service and Te Whatu Ora. You will bring your experience and skills in building strong relationships with partners across health and other sectors, understanding communities’ needs and developing innovative programmes. An ability to think strategically and translate strategic goals into operational plans is essential. You will be able to balance a sound approach to responding to health protection issues and communicable disease control with the ability to provide leadership to work on a broad range of social and environmental issues that impact on health.

You will have an interest in quality improvement and evaluation and the ability to demonstrate the impact and outcomes of our work. You will be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written. The on-call roster will be shared with the current Public Health Physicians. A proven ability to work under pressure is essential. A full driver’s licence is essential and travel will be required.

Mōu ake – About you

You will already have, or be able to achieve vocational registration in public health medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand, and be able to be designated by the Director-General of Health as a Medical Officer of Health.

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.

Painga – Benefits

  • Supportive team

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a pro rata)

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Friday, 2 September 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

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

Pre-employment checks

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 vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

To apply for this job please visit careers.southernhealth.nz.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor

Email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

Phone: +64 3 470 9604