PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN / 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 looking for a new and exciting challenge in
their Public Health Medicine career.
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 and Executive Directors for the Health Improvement and
You will be working in a centre of excellence for NZ Public
Health practice that provides both professional challenges and a
highly collegial work environment. You will be passionate about
improving the health and wellbeing of our people and about
eliminating health inequities experienced by disadvantaged groups
within our community.
Your strengths will include:
- An ability to think strategically being conscious of the 'big
picture' both globally and locally. You will have a sound
appreciation of current and future directions for Public Health and
be able to apply this to the Hawke's Bay context.
- 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
- An ability to provide leadership in evaluating and developing
health improvement programmes and public health services.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, including the
ability to apply them to the area of community consultation and
- An ability to build relationships and work effectively with
Tangata Whenua (first nation people) and other minority
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 166,000 is spread between
the twin cities of Hastings and Napier, and the surrounding
countryside and towns. 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! For more information
on Hawke's Bay's lifestyle see here. https://www.hawkesbaynz.com/.
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 (Clinical Director) at Vacancies@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz
To view the position profile please click HERE. Please apply online.
The Values of the Hawke's Bay health sector
He kauanuanu - Respect
Ākina - Improvement
Rāranga te tira -Teamwork
Tauwhiro - Care