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Position Details
Reference Number 404774
Position Title Public Health Medical Officer
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Northern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Hornsby
Advertised Award/Classification Career Medical Officer Grade 2
Salary $2,847.80 - $3,381.92
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The position of Career Medical Officer in the Public Health Unit is an operational role to provide public health medical expertise, clinical advice and support to the Infectious Diseases, Immunisation, and Environmental Health Unit’s operational teams .  The position supports the health protection roles and regulatory functions undertaken by the Director and will be required to act at times as Director of the Unit. 


The Public Health Unit is responsible for the surveillance and control of communicable disease, coordination of immunisation, environmental health, epidemiology and public health research in Northern Sydney. These services are provided by three teams of professionals.


The Public Health Medical Officer will provide medical expertise and support to all of the unit's team. The position supports the health protection roles and regulatory functions undertaken by the Director. The successful applicant will also be required to participate in the after hours on-call coverage for the unit and to act as the Director of the unit during his absence. 


This position is Permanent Full-Time and is classified as a Career Medical Officer Grade 2. Note that employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if the position cannot be filled on a permanent basis. 


We build teams and health services that embrace our values; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment (CORE). Our CORE values and the behaviours that underpin them, shape the way we work together, with our patients and consumers, to deliver excellent health and wellbeing. If you’d like to be part of our journey we want to hear from you.

Northern Sydney Local Health District is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Workforce Health and Safety, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority.


Employees must abide by the NSW Health Code of Conduct. Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants and applicants for positions designated as Category A will be required to obtain required vaccinations prior to commencing employment.  Salary packaging, available through Smartsalary is offered to enhance employee benefits.


An eligibility list may be created and you may be considered eligible for similar roles in the future. If you do not wish to be placed on an eligibility list, please advise the Convenor at interview.


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Selection Criteria Medical practitioner who is registered or registrable to practise in New South Wales with five years postgraduate experience or more. Unrestricted NSW driver’s license.

Post graduate qualifications and/or years of experience or similar, in public health, health protection, epidemiology or a related field.

Demonstrated knowledge of communicable disease control, immunisation, public health policy and practise, and environmental health.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including preparation of reports, research, briefs, correspondence and comments concerning matters of significance to the Public Health Unit.

Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

Experience in analysing, interpreting and presenting health information, including use of databases and statistical software.

Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to work to timeframes and meet deadlines.

Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Michael Staff
Contact Number 94779400
Contact Email Michael.Staff@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 26/07/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view