Specialist in Public Health Medicine/Medical Officer of
Ehara taku toa i te toa
takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one,
but the work of many.
Hawke's Bay District Heath Board has an excellent opportunity
for a specialist who is committed to developing their career in
Public Health Medicine.
The post is a permanent 0.8 FTE role (0.6 - 0.8FTE negotiable).
Duties and areas of responsibility will be negotiated with the
Clinical Director, Strategy and Health Improvement Directorate, the
other incumbent Medical Officer of Health and the Service Manager,
You will be working in a centre of excellence for NZ Public
Health practice that provides both a challenge and a highly
collegial work environment. You will be passionate about improving
the health and wellbeing of our people and reducing the health
inequalities in our community.
Your strengths will include;
- Ability to think strategically, conscious of the 'bigger
picture' and the long-term future for public health services and
the implications of this for Hawke's Bay.
- An ability to adapt quickly to new environments
- To work effectively as both team member and leader
- An ability to investigate and manage communicable disease
outbreaks and to assess and manage environmental health incidents
- Awareness of potential future legislative, technical and
professional changes in public health services.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, including the
ability to apply them to the area of community consultation and
Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New
Zealand, is famous for its warm and sunny climate and bountiful
produce. The region's population of 162,000 is spread between
the twin cities of Hastings and Napier, and the surrounding
countryside. The region is undergoing significant growth and
is a great place for families with a number of excellent state
schools and easy access to recreational opportunities. Overall
Hawke's Bay offers an enviable lifestyle for you and your family -
you won't want to leave!
Applications for the above position are invited from Registered
Specialists in Public Health Medicine or eligible for vocational
registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Applications
may also be considered from Medical Practitioners with an interest
in public health and epidemiology or final year Public Health
Medicine Registrars looking for experience in a supportive Public
If you have any questions about this position please contact Dr
Nicholas Jones (Acting Clinical Director, Population Health) Vacancies@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz
To view the position profile please click HERE. Please apply online.