Public Health Physician / Medical Officer of Health
Dunedin or Invercargill
Public Health South wishes to appoint a Public Health Physician who is also able to be designated as a Medical Officer of Health.
Public Health South is responsible for the Otago and Southland health districts with a resident population of 304,000. Our fifty staff is divided into four teams covering Lifestyles and Settings, Environmental Health, Communicable Diseases and Food Safety and Infrastructure and Planning.
As well as day to day public health concerns we have current projects looking at alcohol harm reduction, on-going review of our emergency planning capability and how we can align our work processes and programmes with other South Island Public Health Units. Emerging issues include the impacts of tourism on our region and resource management issues around water quality and agricultural intensification.
Due to the varied public health issues of our large geographic region we believe this role will offer both challenges and variety to the successful candidate. Ideally we are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
- the ability to work locally while taking into account national public health issues
- the skills to articulate and present solutions and visions clearly to a variety of audiences via both the media and in person
- the ability to interact with a range of clients with high expectations
- show evidence of leadership and decision making skills even when all the facts may not be known
- operate strategically and turn these visions into effective operational plans.
You can choose to be based either in the cities of Dunedin or Invercargill and occasional travel around Otago and Southland will be required. The on-call roster will be shared with our three current Public Health Physicians.
Dunedin and Invercargill are both wonderful southern cities and offer a unique combination of city living with opportunities to indulge in a full range of outdoor pursuits. If you're considering a move down South feel free to come and talk to us about the job, the good schools, the family life and the recreational potential of the district.
Closing Date: Sunday 30 June 2013
For more details contact Nigel Copson, Recruitment Advisor, Phone: 03 470 9605 or Email: email@example.com