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January

Public Health Officer, Case, Contact And Outbreak Management...

Department of Health and Human Services - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1507382/2

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Application Closes: 12 February 2021
Role: Public Health Officer, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Branch
Number of vacancies available: 10
Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
Position Summary:

This position utilises skills and experience in relation to the investigation, management and control of COVID-19. The position provides technical support, advice and professional guidance on public health issues and projects to members Case, Contact & Outbreak management teams as well as members of the public. The role contributes to the development and implementation of operational protocols, management guidelines and training resources to colleagues and external stakeholders on the response to COVID-19.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake disease notification follow-up, mainly through telephone interviews, which includes undertaking investigations, ensuring the implementation of public health action according to protocols and making recommendations for further action.
  • Consistently apply communicable disease prevention and control policy, protocols and program guidelines through liaison and negotiation with health professionals, health service organisations, community groups, industry, local government, regional offices and the public.
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of communicable diseases data into PHESS and other data hubs to support surveillance and control objectives.
  • Provide advice on communicable disease matters to management within the department, regions, local government, external agencies and members of the public.
  • Develop and implement appropriate prevention and control activities to key stakeholders and members of the public.
  • Prepare, review and present written and verbal reports, including preparation of briefing material for senior management in relation to communicable disease notifications and investigations.
  • Actively contribute to broader communicable disease prevention and control strategies including building and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes. Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.

For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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