Specialist in Public Health Medicine/Medical Officer of Health Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay DHB

Specialist in Public Health Medicine/Medical Officer of Health


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, Population Health.


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 is essential
  • 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 liaison. 


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 Health Unit.


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.