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  • 28 Mar 2017 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    1 FTE or job share - Public and Population health 

    Northland District Health Board

    Looking for a way to improve, promote and protect the health of the people in Northland?

    If you are a Public Health Medicine Specialist/ Medical Officer of Health (PHMS/MOH) who is looking for a varied exciting and challenging role contact us today.

    This position combines the statutory role of Medical Officer of Health with the more general role of providing population health expertise and advice for the Public & Population Health Unit.

    All applicants MUST be eligible for Vocational registration in Public Health Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

    Northland District Health Board is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.

    All Applications should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer – Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, New Zealand, Tel +64 9 4304101 Ext. 60484

    E-mail: or visit our website

    Closing date:  21 April 2017

    Vacancy No: MD17-005

  • 16 Mar 2017 4:02 PM | Anonymous

    Health Protection Officer (or Trainee) 1.0 FTE,
    Taranaki District Health Board
    Vacancy TAR00202

    We are seeking a fulltime Health Protection Officer. You will work as an effective and integral part of the Regulation and Environment Cluster within the Public Health Unit. You will promote, protect and conserve the health of the community in relation to the physical, chemical and biological
    determinants of health in all aspects of the human environment.

    This application is open to applicants who have completed the required university qualifications allowing them to be designated as a Health Protection Officer but who may have not been previously designated.

    Taranaki is situated on the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand with a population of approximately 105,000. It is an excellent and affordable place to live and raise a family, with first class educational facilities. The mountain to surf environment encourages outdoor living and recreational activities which are all available within minutes of New Plymouth, the provincial capital.

    Our focus is reducing inequalities for those with poorest health outcomes and improving Maori health. Our approach is to harness, integrate and build upon the strengths, skills, knowledge and capacity of our communities to make a sustainable difference.

    Taranaki Base Hospital, situated in New Plymouth, is a progressive regional secondary referral centre for the province of Taranaki with a wide range of medical specialties.

    For further information, please contact the Manager - Health Protection Officer, Matthew Parkinson on 06 753 7798 or via email

    Job description  More information

    Applications close on 22 March 2017.

    Please visit us online at

  • 24 Feb 2017 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

    Live and work in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions

    • NZCPHM or equivalence required
    • Permanent, 1.0 FTE position
    • Location: Nelson, New Zealand

    Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough districts, serving nearly 145,000 people across two hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

    Working in a close-knit team of motivated professionals, you’ll be full of energy and enthusiasm and have an innovative streak when it comes to working with cross sector partners across the district and the South Island. You’ll be based in the Public Health Service and as Clinical Director you will offer leadership to the population health initiatives of Nelson Marlborough Health. You’ll be on the leadership team of both the Public Health Service and the South Island Public Health Partnership, an alliance of the three public health units in the South Island. You will also be a designated Medical Officer of Health.

    You’ll bring the following qualifications and experience:

    • NZCPHM, or equivalent, and vocational registration in New Zealand, or eligible for the same
    • Current Annual Practising Certificate
    • Ability to work independently as a specialist in a provincial district health board.

    You’ll work alongside other public health medicine and dental specialists and with a team of analysts, health promotion and protection officers and public health nurses. You’ll have a commitment to quality improvement and building an environment of excellence in the Public Health Service.

    Situated near the top of the South Island, Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand. It has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sands. It is known as a spectacular natural environment and has one of the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

    Nelson Marlborough Health offers six weeks annual leave, superannuation, paid indemnity insurance, CME leave and expenses plus a relocation package.

    If this opportunity is of interest please contact Peter Burton, Service Manager – Public Health Service via Applications must be lodged online via the NMDHB Careers Site.

    We want you to have the best; come work, live and play in our stunning region.

    Closing date:  Sunday, 19 March 2017

    Ref: N17/032

    Location: Nelson

    Closing Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017

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